Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Pope Francis: 'Too Much Faggotry in Seminaries..."

Pope Francis is once again in the headlines for comments he allegedly made.  According to reports, the pope said that there is too much "frociaggine" or "faggotry" in seminaries. According to Time.com, "The remark, said to have been made during a closed-door meeting last Monday, was first reported by Italian news and gossip site Dagospia and then affirmed by Italian newspapers la Repubblica and Corriere della Sera, which each cited unnamed firsthand sources."  

Matteo Bruni, director of the Holy See Press Office, in a statement on Tuesday, “The Pope never intended to offend or express himself in homophobic terms, and he apologizes to those who felt offended by the use of a term, as reported by others.." 

According to reports, when the pope stated this, bishops in attendance laughed. The comment is being dismissed as a "gaffe" on the part of Pope Francis due to a lack of understanding of the word's context in Italy. Despite the pope being of Italian descent, he is an Argentinian and grew up in a predominantly Latino culture. 

American Magazine and other publications are also excusing the pope's use of the word as a mere gaffe and that it was not intended to offend anyone, in particular, the LGBTQIA community.  

The comment does come as strange after Pope Francis has been the only pope to have reached out to those in the Gay community and has been "gay-friendly."  Despite affirming Catholic teaching on Homosexuality, the pope has always made it a point to be merciful and amicable towards those in the Gay community.  








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