Pope Francis questioned the glowing reputation of Donald Trump among the “pro-life” crowd after the White House announced that they would be rescinding the Daca program. The Argentine-born leader of the Roman Catholic Church criticized the move as an indication of Trump’s view of the family as the “cradle of life.”

Pope Francis calls for more compassion

According to Politico, Pope Francis has expressed hope that more thought will be put into the repeal of DACA as the White House gives Congress six months to come up with a permanent solution to the immigration issue.

The New American reports that a Pew Research Center survey has Donald Trump continuing to have a high approval rating among church-going Americans. Among avid church goers, 48 percent of Americans approve of the Trump administration and his policies.

This is not the first time Pope Francis butted heads with Donald Trump. In last year’s campaign, Pope Francis said Trump was “not Christian” after he started campaigning on the promise of building a wall between the United States and Mexico.

DACA response

When Donald Trump announced his decision to end DACA, he met widespread consternation. Massive protests erupted all over the major cities and in front of the White House and the Justice Department to mock Donald Trump and his Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Even officials and politicians from Trump’s own party criticized the rescinding of DACA. House Speaker Paul Ryan called on the president to keep the program as he reached a hand to the top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi so they can launch a bipartisan effort to protect the Dreamers.

Trump’s predecessor and the chief proponent of DACA, former president Barack Obama, expressed his sadness over the development.

He called the act “cruel” and “self-defeating.” Former President Bill Clinton also urged Congress to stop Trump's plan.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg also called on Congress to implement legislation that will protect the recipients of the DACA.

The DACA program, which is short for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was implemented by former president Barack Obama.

It helped more than 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children to stay in the country without fear of being deported. The five-year old program, however, was only an executive order and it was not passed as legislation by Congress.