The Pope Francisco He gave an interview to an international news agency in which he spoke about various topics including the war between Ukraine and Russia as well as homosexuality.
The Holy Father also recalled Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and recalled how his health deteriorated which caused him to stop going to Santa Marta, he also recounted that two days before his death he visited him and that he could no longer speak even though he looked at him to your hand. He said that in case he had to resign, he would go to live in the house of the clergy in Rome.
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Regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine, he pointed out that a dialogue was agreed upon and he considers that everyone’s intention is for it to take place even though each one is looking for the way in which they establish their conditions. He thanked Turkey for the dialogue efforts they have undertaken.
The agency Associated Press Addressed the Pope about Latin America and its problems, Francis said that the Church must play a role in its own country and seek internal dialogue. He ruled out a trip to Argentina for the moment.
On the criminalization of homosexuality, the Holy Father recalled the catechism of the Catholic Church and mentioned that they must be welcomed and accompanied. Just as he also recalled the legal sentences and the death penalty that are still established in the countries, which has already been decreasing over time, although they disguise it with other names such as ‘dishonest actions’.
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“We are all children of God and God loves us as we are and with the strength that each one of us fights for our dignity. Being homosexual is not a crime. It is not a crime. Yes, but it is a sin,” Pope Francis told the agency.
The Argentine emphasized that no one should be discriminated against.
When approached about the abuses, Francis said that they have always existed and that the bishops were looking for a pastoral solution that could imply a change of place or other penances, thinking that this would make them change. “It doesn’t change because it’s something that comes from within, it’s a personality disturbance that leads him to do that,” he added.
When asked about his health, Pope Francis said that he is normal. (YO)
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