Pope Francis has recently revealed which are the most serious sins, and which aren’t all that serious in a question and answer interview with reporters…
And you’ll be shocked to hear that he doesn’t think sex outside of marriage is all that serious in the rank of sins.
Keep on scrolling to find out why…
Now, the Pope is a very important figure.
The earliest record of a Pope figure dates back to the 11th Century.
The Pope is not only the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, but he’s also the Bishop of Rome.
So being elected as the Pope is a pretty big deal.
Pope Francis has been the head of the Catholic Church, and the Vatican City State since 2013.
And he is the first-ever Jesuit Pope – a member of the Society of Jesus.
His love for catholocism didn’t start there, though.
He began working as a Catholic Priest in 1969, when he became the archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998. He was made a cardinal in 2001 by Pope John Paul II, but it wasn’t until 2013 that he was elected as the Pope.
He’s a huge figurehead for many people around the world.
Throughout his public life, Pope Francis has been celebrated for his humility, emphasis on God’s mercy, international visibility as pope, concern for the poor, and commitment to interfaith dialogue.
And he lights up the hearts of his followers, as well.
Regularly interacting with the public and members of the church, with many of his followers being able to talk to him and receive words of wisdom and advice.
So, he’s a pretty big deal.
But not everyone is too impressed.
And there’s a reason behind their disdain for the Pope.
Because in a step towards gender equality for women in the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis changed its law to allow them to serve as readers at liturgies, altar servers, and distributors of communion.
But it seemed as though their was an angel looking out for the women of the Church.
With the change in the Code of Canon Law, conservative bishops will not be able to block women in their diocese from those roles.
In an accompanying letter, Francis said he wanted to bring “stability, public recognition” to women already serving in the roles.
“This shift brings the institutional Church in alignment with the pastoral realities around the world,” said Kate McElwee, executive director of the Women’s Ordination Conference.
But people still have a few issues because women still aren’t being given the equality they are deserving of.
It seems people’s main issue is that women are still blocked from other roles within the church, while this new law formalizes what is already going on in a lot of countries.
And now, the Pope has made an unexpected series of statements that has yet again got those on social media talking.
Keep scrolling to find out what he’s said.
But 1st, let’s see what social media users had to say about his revalation.
So, it seems as though Twitter users were asking the Pope some pretty serious questions.
The Catholic Church has been met with child s*xual abuse scandals in the past few decades.
And that’s why Pope Francis’s latest announcement has really riled people up.
Because, according to BBC, an inquiry found that 216,000 children in France had been abused by the clergy since the 1950s.
Which we’re pretty sure is a lot higher than sins Pope Francis deems as the ‘most sinful.’
“Sins of the flesh are not the most serious,” Pope Francis said to reporters when he was on the way back from Greece to Italy, as per Independent.
In fact, according to Pope Francis “the most serious” sins are those of pride and hatred.
And so, some people disagree with him, demanding that sex outside of marriage is most certainly a high up sin.
Other’s have taken to social media, as seen above, to name a couple of sins they think are more serious than pride, hatred, and sex outside of marriage. And guess what? They are sins the Church has reportedly committed for a very long time.
What do you think?