I was in disbelief that the pope would make such a harsh statement that anyone who would build a wall on the border is not a Christian.

We should be building bridges. This I understand.

But the last time I visited Vatican City there was a wall around it, and the presence of heavy security was everywhere. This I experienced firsthand.

So it’s OK for the pope to live behind a secure wall but not Americans?

Billy McAllan

Dunnes Lane