Washington archbishop denounces Trump visit to Catholic shrine as 'baffling' and 'reprehensible'


Some Republicans have joined church leaders in condemning last night's decision to clear up protesters in Washington so president trump could walk to a nearby church and pose with a bottle but today another controversial visit to the president and First Lady went to the Saint John Paul the second national shrine in Washington but the archbishop of Washington Wilton Gregory called allowing the visit baffling and reprehensible John Paul certainly would not condone the use of tear gas and other deterrents to silence scatter or intimidate protesters what happened when the night with the National Guard leading the charge to clear Lafayette park is also baffling to DC mayor Muriel Bowser I didn't see any provocation that what warrant the deployment of munitions the president is trying to get governors to use guard members to crack down on protests

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