Justin Trudeau pandered to Catholic voters this morning by sending out a message marking "Pope John Paul II Day."
While it isn't widely celebrated, April 2 was indeed set aside by the House of Commons years ago to honour the late pontiff (who is now a saint.)
However, Trudeau's statement is laughable.
For one thing, given the Pope's pro-life beliefs, he wouldn't be allowed in the Liberal Party caucus if he were alive today.
As well, Trudeau has previously called the teachings of the Catholic Church (which he claims to belong to) "repugnant" and "repulsive."
All political parties play the identity politics game.
But isn't it particularly disturbing when it's done in the name of a principled man like Pope John Paul II?
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