United States presidential hopeful Donald J Trump has lashed out at Pope Francis for questioning his faith over his proposal of building a wall to stop Mexicans from entering the US, reported BBC. Trump had alleged that Mexico sends only rapists and criminals to the US. At the end of a six-day trip to Mexico, the pontiff had said that a person who thinks only about building walls and not bridges, is not Christian.

Calling himself a "proud Christian", the Republican candidate said, "For a religious leader to question someone's faith is disgraceful. No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man's religion or faith." He said the Mexican government convinced the Pope that he was "a bad guy", which led to the religious leader's comments. He called the Vatican the "ultimate trophy" for the Islamic State group and said that if the militant group attacked it, "the Pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been president because this would not have happened".