Pope Francis advises US voters to 'choose in conscience'

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While returning from Azerbaijan, Pope Francis was asked on Sunday by a reporter to weigh in on the presidential election in the United States.

After declining to make specific comments regarding the candidates, the pope offered a general advice, "Study the proposals well, pray and choose in conscience."

He also noted, "People say 'I'm from this party' or 'I'm from that party,' but effectively, they don't have clear thoughts about the basics, about proposals."

RELATED: Photos of the pope's recent trip to Greece:

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Pope Francis in Greece with migrants and refugees
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In this photo released by Greek Prime Minister's office on Saturday, April 16, 2016, a child kisses the hand of Pope Francis, during a visit at the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece. Pope Francis implored Europe on Saturday to respond to the migrant crisis on its shores "in a way that is worthy of our common humanity," during an emotional and provocative trip to Greece. (Andrea Bonetti/Greek Prime Minister's Office via AP)
In this photo released by Greek Prime Minister's office on Saturday, April 16, 2016, Pope Francis, greets children at the port of Mytilene, on the Greek island of Lesbos. Pope Francis implored Europe on Saturday to respond to the migrant crisis on its shores "in a way that is worthy of our common humanity," during an emotional and provocative trip to Greece. (Andrea Bonetti/Greek Prime Minister's Office via AP)
A womb holds a placard reading "Welcome to Lesbo Pope Francis", at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Saturday April 16, 2016. Pope Francis travelled Saturday to Greece for a brief but provocative visit to meet with refugees at a detention center as the European Union implements a controversial plan to deport them back to Turkey. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
A boy holds a sign reading "Let me go to dad please" at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Saturday April 16, 2016. Pope Francis travelled Saturday to Greece for a brief but provocative visit to meet with refugees at a detention center as the European Union implements a controversial plan to deport them back to Turkey. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
LESBOS, GREECE - APRIL 16 : Pope Francis arrives at the port of Mytilene to make a speech in memory of refugees who have died at sea trying to reach Europe, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, 16 April 2016. (Photo by Ayhan Mehmet/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Migrants and refugees stand at a fence of the Moria detention center during a visit of Pope Francis in Mytilene, on the Greek island of Lesbos, on April 16, 2016. 'We are all migrants,' Pope Francis said on April 16 on a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos to give hope to thousands facing deportation after risking their lives to reach Europe. The pontiff's visit came amid continuing criticism of a deal reached last month to end Europe's refugee crisis by sending all irregular migrants who land in Greece back to Turkey. / AFP / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis meets migrants at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Saturday April 16, 2016. Pope Francis travelled Saturday to Greece for a brief but provocative visit to meet with refugees at a detention center as the European Union implements a controversial plan to deport them back to Turkey. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
LESBOS, GREECE - APRIL 16 : Pope Francis makes a speech at the port of Mytilene in memory of refugees who have died at sea trying to reach Europe, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, 16 April 2016. (Photo by Ayhan Mehmet/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A protester holds up a placard reading 'One world, one love' as solidarity groups, volunteers and pro-migrant groups protest against the EU-Turkey deal at the port of Mytilene, on the island of Lesbos on April 16, 2016, during the visit of the Pope Francis and Orthodox religious leaders. 'We are all migrants,' Pope Francis said on April 16 on a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos to give hope to thousands facing deportation after risking their lives to reach Europe. The pontiff's visit came amid continuing criticism of a deal reached last month to end Europe's refugee crisis by sending all irregular migrants who land in Greece back to Turkey. / AFP / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis looks on as he delivers a speech at the port of Mytilene where he met local population and threw a wreath of flowers in memory of the migrants died at sea trying to reach Europe, on the Greek island of Lesbos, April 16, 2016. REUTERS/Filippo Monteforte/Pool
Pope Francis (L) and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew pray for the victims of migration as a bird flies past at the port of Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos on April 16, 2016. 'We are all migrants,' Pope Francis said on April 16 on a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos to give hope to thousands facing deportation after risking their lives to reach Europe. The pontiff's visit came amid continuing criticism of a deal reached last month to end Europe's refugee crisis by sending all irregular migrants who land in Greece back to Turkey. / AFP / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
LESBOS, GREECE - APRIL 16 : Pope Francis makes a speech at the port of Mytilene in memory of refugees who have died at sea trying to reach Europe, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, 16 April 2016. (Photo by Ayhan Mehmet/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MYTILENE, GREECE - APRIL 16: Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, Pope Francis and Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Ieronimos II during a memorial for the victims of migration at the port of Mytilene on April 16, 2016 in Mytilene, Lesbos, Greece. Pope Francis will visit migrants at the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos along with Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Ieronimos II. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)
Pope Francis shows drawings made by children on his flight back to Rome following a visit at the Moria refugee camp on April 16, 2016 in the Greek island of Lesbos. Twelve Syrian refugees were accompanying Pope Francis on his return flight to Rome after his visit to Lesbos on Saturday and will be housed in the Vatican, the Holy See said. Pope Francis, Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos II visit Lesbos today to turn the spotlight on Europe's controversial deal with Turkey to end an unprecedented refugee crisis. AFP PHOTO POOL / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP / POOL / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis shows drawings made by children on his flight back to Rome following a visit at the Moria refugee camp on April 16, 2016 in the Greek island of Lesbos. Twelve Syrian refugees were accompanying Pope Francis on his return flight to Rome after his visit to Lesbos on Saturday and will be housed in the Vatican, the Holy See said. Pope Francis, Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos II visit Lesbos today to turn the spotlight on Europe's controversial deal with Turkey to end an unprecedented refugee crisis. AFP PHOTO POOL / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP / POOL / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
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One such political proposition Pope Francis has made a pointed comment about is the wall Trump intends to build along the U.S.-Mexico border.

According to Reuters, when visiting Mexico last February, the pope asserted that any person who would suggest doing such a thing is, "not Christian."

See how people reacted to the first debate:

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People all over the world watching the first presidential debate of 2016
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People, including U.S. Democrats living in Mexico, watch a television broadcast of the first presidential debate between U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, in a restaurant in Mexico City, Mexico September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
People watch the U.S. presidential debate in a restaurant in the Queens borough of New York City, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
People watch a direct broadcast of the first U.S. presidential debate between Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at a cafe in Beijing, China, September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
A U.S. Democrat living in Mexico watches a television broadcast of the first presidential debate between U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, in Mexico City, Mexico September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
A customer and waitress can be seen in a cafe in Sydney, Australia, September 27, 2016 as Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are displayed on a screen during the first presidential debate. REUTERS/David Gray
Images of U.S. democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during their first presidential debate are shown on television screens at a store in San Diego, California, U.S. September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Sandy Huffaker
An employee of a foreign exchange trading company looks at a monitor displaying first U.S. presidential debate between U.S. Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, as others showing the Japanese yen's exchange rate against the U.S. dollar in Tokyo, Japan, September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Clinton supporters watch the first US presidential debate between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump, at a debate watch party at The Abbey bar and restaurant in West Hollywood, California, September 26, 2016. / AFP / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton watch the first presidential debates during a Debate Watch Party at Jake's Sports & Spirits in Denver, Colorado on September 26, 2016. / AFP / Jason Connolly (Photo credit should read JASON CONNOLLY/AFP/Getty Images)
Students watch the first Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during a viewing event at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on September 26, 2016. / AFP / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
Students watch the first Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during a viewing event at Hofstra University's in Hempstead, New York on September 26, 2016. / AFP / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump recite the Pledge of Allegiance prior to the start of the first presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, while gathering at the Colorado Republican Party's Adams County Victory Office in Thornton, Colorado, on September 26, 2016. / AFP / Jason Connolly (Photo credit should read JASON CONNOLLY/AFP/Getty Images)
Members and supporters of the LGBT community watch the first presidential debate during a debate watch party in Chicago, Illinois on September 26, 2016. / AFP / derek henkle (Photo credit should read DEREK HENKLE/AFP/Getty Images)
COLUMBIA, SC - SEPTEMBER 26: Rebecca Beach reacts to comments from Donald Trump during a watch party for the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at the South Carolina Hillary Clinton campaign headquarters September 26, 2016 in Columbia, South Carolina. It was the first debate between the two party nominees. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
Clinton supporters watch the first US presidential debate between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump, at a debate watch party at The Abbey bar and restaurant in West Hollywood, California, September 26, 2016. / AFP / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
A Mexican student watches on his smartphone the first US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on a street in downtown Guadalajara, Mexico on September 26, 2016. / AFP / HECTOR GUERRERO (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: Patrons fill the Capitol Lounge two blocks from the U.S. Captiol to watch the first presidential debate between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton September 26, 2016 in Washington, DC. The historic one-and-a-half hour debate was broadcast on CNN. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 26: Potential voters watch the first presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump at a bar on September 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 90-minute televised debate comes six weeks before the general election. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
People watch the the U.S. presidential debate between Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump televised live at King O'Malley's Irish Pub in Canberra, Australia, on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
People watch live broadcasting of the U.S. presidential debate between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, at Foreign Correspondents' Club in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Patrons watch the presidential debate between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at Jefferson Social, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in downtown Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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