Vatican City, Jan 9, 2021 / 09:51 am
Pope Francis has said he was surprised by the news of the incursion of pro-Donald Trump protestors into the U.S. Capitol Building this week, and has encouraged people to learn from the event in order to heal.
"I was astonished, because they are a people so disciplined in democracy, right? But it's a reality," the pope said in a video clip published to the website of the Italian news program TgCom24 on Jan. 9.
"Something isn't working," Francis continued. With "people taking a path against the community, against democracy, against the common good. Thanks be to God that this has broken out and there was a chance to see it well so that now you can try and heal it. Yes, this must be condemned, this movement…"
The clip was published as a preview of a longer interview with Pope Francis by Vatican journalist Fabio Marchese Ragona, who works for the Italian television network Mediaset.