The Mexican Catholic church says that any company or individual that assists U.S. President Donald Trump in constructing a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border “should be considered traitors to the country.”
“Companies, especially those from Mexico, with intentions of investing in or helping construct the wall for the fanatic Trump, are acting immorally,” the church said. “We will do what it takes to make public the names of shareholders or owners of those companies so that the world knows who they are,” Mexico’s Catholic daily newspaper said in a strongly worded editorial on Sunday.
The church’s statement continued: “Anyone who participates in this regrettable project should understand that they are acting to annihilate the good relationship between two countries. They are putting financial profit above moral responsibility and violating God’s intentions.”
The editorial appealed to “Catholic values” to oppose the wall. “We have moved beyond the campaign demagoguery, which is easy, and it is now time to make a moral stand against the immoral wall,” the editorial said.
The church said it would publish names of individuals in both Mexico and the U.S. and ask the public to demonstrate its outrage.
The editorial said there was still hope that the wall would not be built. “The pathetic Mr. Trump seems to be failing in all his endeavors and it is our hope he fails in this one as well.”