Pope Francis recommended on August 27 to parents who detect homosexual inclinations among their children not to condemn them, but rather to open the dialogue and refer them to a psychiatrist. Words that may make you react.
During a press conference on the plane that brought him back from Ireland to Rome, Pope Francis recommended on August 26 the use of psychiatry when parents find homosexual inclinations among their children.
To a journalist who asked him what he would say to parents about the homosexual orientation of their child, the pope replied: “I would first tell them to pray, not to condemn, to dialogue, to understand, to give a place to the son or to the girl “. At the same time, he felt that the age of the people had to be taken into account. “When it begins in childhood, there is a lot of things to do in psychiatry to see how things are. It’s something else when it happens after twenty years, “said Jorge Bergoglio, Pope Francis. “I will never say that silence is a cure. To ignore one’s son or daughter who has homosexual tendencies is a lack of paternity or maternity, “he said.
When it begins in childhood, there is a lot of things that can be done by psychiatry to see how things are. It’s something else when it happens after twenty years
After his two-day visit to Ireland, Pope Francis also retracted his meeting with Irish victims of past sexual abuse by clergy, religious and individuals in Catholic institutions. At a Mass in Dublin on August 26, the pope listed a long list of “pardons” to all victims of abuse, stating that girl mothers had not committed “a mortal sin” as they were told the Church. He was also particularly moved by the plight of unmarried girls forced, with the complicity of religious institutions, to allow their children to be massively adopted by other families. “I had never heard of it,” he said, referring to his meeting with two people who were illegally adopted.