“Sex is gift of God”, claims Pope Francis; creates stir on Twitter

Pope Francis
Pope Francis

The Hush Post: “Sex is a gift of God and people express love both in spiritual and physical dimensions.”  Pope Francis said this while addressing an audience in France last week. Pope’s this statement has created an abuse stir on Twitter.

Addressing a gathering of young French Catholics, the Pope praised human sexuality and decried pornography. The Pope said that Satan attempts to attack Catholic bishops so as to “scandalize the people.” He said this while responding to a raft of sexual scandals which have rocked the Church, a report said.

The Catholic news website Crux reported that he said that marital sexual relations between a man and woman are “a gift that the Lord gives us”. He was addressing young Catholics in the diocese of Grenoble-Vienne. The Pope claimed that human sexuality is designed so that couples could love one another and create life. “It is passion, it is passionate love. True love is passionate,” The Pope said.

Pope says human weakness can lead people astray

He said the human weakness or spiritual failings can lead people astray. And they can express their sexuality in a way that is “detached from love and used for amusement.”

He claimed that it runs counter to “the very beautiful way” it was intended to be.

Pope Francis condemned pornography as being part of an “industry of lies.”

He urged young people to “safeguard” their sexuality and “prepare for that love” that will be part of their entire lives.

The Pope’s comments have created a stir among the netizens. Several of them took to Twitter to recall cases of sexual abuse in the Church.

In his September 11 speech in the Vatican, the Pope said that the “Great Accuser” — Satan — was seeking to attack bishops. “He tries to uncover the sins, so they are visible in order to scandalize the people,” the Pope said. He was apparently referring to the sexual abuse crisis which had engulfed the Catholic Church recently.

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