Is the Pope a homophobe?

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“Frociaggine” in Italian or “Faggotry” in English: a storm has erupted over a term Pope Francis used in a meeting with the Italian Bishops’ Conference.

The rumours had been going round for days and then it was confirmed by Dagospia, an Italian website that coves celebrity news, gossip, and politics. Pope Francis used the Italian word for ‘faggotry’. The term was uttered during his closed-door meeting with the Italian Bishops’ Conference, during which the admission of homosexual seminarians was to be discussed.

Pope Francis, apparently expressed the view that: “There is already too much faggotry in seminaries”. In short, “welcoming everyone”, as the Pope often repeats, yes, but enough is enough. Other reports have said that the Pope would not only speak of ‘faggots’, but also uses the word ‘queers’, which is certainly not among the most respectful towards homosexuals.

Block funds to the Catholic Church

Frabrizio Marrazzo, spokesperson for the gay party, said that funds allocated by the government for the Catholic Church should be blocked: “We should remember that seminaries are financed with Italian taxpayers’ money, we demand that the government block the funds to the Catholic Church”, he said.

A spokesman for the Vatican trying to extinguish the controversy, said that, “Pope Francis is aware of the articles that recently came out about a conversation, behind closed doors. The Pope never intended to offend or express himself in homophobic terms, and he extends his apologies to those who felt offended by the use of the term”.

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Kevin Fraser Park

Kevin was born in Scotland and worked in marketing, running his own businesses in UK, Italy and, for the last 8 years, here in Spain. He moved to the Costa del Sol in 2016 working initially in real estate. He has a passion for literature and particularly the English language which is how he got into writing.


    • Lance Davidson

      31 May 2024 • 06:27

      Lets be honest no one will ever convince me that sex act between two men are natural, or two women, it is not. But in todays screwed up world we have guys pretending to be woman so who cares what the Pope thinks. Actually nobody cares

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