Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon slammed the Catholic Church for its stance on immigration, saying church leaders “need illegal aliens to to fill the churches.”
In an interview with “60 Minutes” set to air on Sunday, Bannon, who is Catholic, said that the church has been “terrible about” immigration.
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“You know why? Because (they have been) unable to really, to come to grips with the problems in the church. They need illegal aliens. They need illegal aliens to fill the churches. It’s obvious on the face of it,” Bannon said.
He claimed that the Catholic Church has an “economic interest … in unlimited illegal immigration.”
“I totally respect the pope, and I totally respect the Catholic bishops and cardinals on doctrine,” Bannon, a founding board
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