In a long 30 page interview published by a dozen Jesuit magazine Civilta Cattolica in the world, Pope Francis talks about homosexuality, divorce and women who had abortions. He said."We must find a new balance, otherwise the moral edifice of the Church may collapse like a house of cards."
The Pope talked about the fact that the Church is "sometimes locked in small things, small precepts instead of the freshness of the Gospel." And there is urgency: "We must find a new balance, otherwise the moral edifice of the Church may collapse like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel."
Pope Francis delivers his deepest thoughts on some of the burning issues of society: Homosexuality, Divorce and Abortion. He called on priests to "always consider the person" and that homosexuals and divorced women must be "accompanied with mercy"
Homosexuals, who tell him feel hurt to be rejected by the Church, the Pope tells them that "this is not what the Church wants" . Clearly, he said the Church does not have to be judgmental
On abortion, he said "I think the woman who had been the failure of his marriage during which she had failed: then she remarried and she now lives with five children serene abortion weighs her greatly. She should ask for forgiveness.
Pope Francis also talks about women in the ministry. We wants them to play a greater role in the Church. "the feminine genius is needed in those places where important decisions" . But it is not going to consider the ordination of women priests ...
The Pope replies that he would not challenge the dogma, but there are many other issues to be addressed.
This cute before/after photo has people confused - Can you figure out what's happening here?