While the pope may think he's putting Trump in a predicament where he has to choose between being "pro-life" and anti-DACA, it appears that many of these Catholics are like Bannon in that they don't look to the pope to shape their views on immigration or even abortion issues.
"The Pope is fine", Vatican spokesman Greg Burke told members of the press corps traveling with Pope Francis in Colombia.
In the 40-minute long conference, the Pope also spoke about the crisis in Venezuela, corruption, climate change and whether Colombia could provide a model for the peace process for other countries. No matter how thorough political leaders and professional mediators are in bartering and building consensus, he said, "the protagonist of peacemaking is the people; if not, it will only go so far". At the same time, I do not favor punishing children, most of whom are now adults, for the actions of their parents. "They are very clear", he said.
On the flight back to Rome from Cartagena on September 10, Pope Francis addressed two questions that are much discussed in the United States today: the situation of the 800,000 Dreamers whose could face deportation and the moral responsibility of governments that deny climate change.
Weighing in on two areas of disagreement with a US president with whom he has already clashed, Pope Francis said Monday that climate science is clearly true, and that President Donald Trump should allow young immigrants to stay in the United States if he is truly "pro-life".
Francis' message throughout his five-day visit to Colombia had been one of forgiveness and reconciliation. Francis backed the 2015 Paris agreement, from which the U.S. withdrew this year.
"He often ministered to these slaves simply through evangelizing gestures", the pope said, because he did not know their languages and they did not know Spanish.
History's first Latin American pope has similarly insisted on ministering to society's most marginal and making them the focus of the Catholic Church's mission.
Pope Francis has never been one to shy away from expressing his thoughts, especially when it comes to President Donald Trump's administration.
In his airborne news conference, he was asked about Italy's new policy of stopping migrant departures from Libya, which it has achieved by supporting increased Libyan coast guard patrols and backing Libya's government in working with militias that once facilitated trafficking to now stop it.