Pope Francis: “Gender ideology” is one of the “most dangerous ideological colonizations”

Pope Francis in a recent interview, he spoke out against gender theory, repeating his past comments expressing disapproval of transgender ideology.

“Gender ideology today is one of the most dangerous ideological colonizations,” Francis said in a conversation.

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Pope Francis greets and blesses the faithful during his traditional general audience on Wednesdays at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican.

Pope Francis greets and blesses the faithful during his traditional general audience on Wednesdays at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican. (Stefano Costantino/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The Pope made the comments in an interview with the Argentine newspaper La Nación on March 10 – the conversation was translated into English Catholic News Agency.

“Why is it dangerous?” he continued. “Because it erases the distinction and value of men and women.”

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Pope Francis leads his traditional general audience on Wednesdays at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, on March 8, 2023.

Pope Francis leads his traditional general audience on Wednesdays at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican, on March 8, 2023. (Stefano Costantino/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

“The whole of humanity is a tension of differences. It must grow through the tension of differences,” the Pope said. “The question of gender blurs the distinctions and makes the world the same, everyone is boring, everyone is the same, and this is contrary to the human vocation.”

Although Pope Francis is often touted as a progressive religious leader, he remains unfailingly orthodox. teachings about sexuality and celibacy.

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pontiff explain the increasing global push towards gender subjectivity by well-meaning people who “do not distinguish what is respect for sexual diversity or diversity of sexual preferences from what is already an anthropology of sex that is extremely dangerous because it eliminates distinctions and erases humanity.” , the richness of humanity, both personal, cultural and social, diversity and tension between differences.”

  Pope Francis leads his weekly audience at St. Peter's Square, March 8, 2023, Vatican City, Vatican City.

Pope Francis leads his weekly audience at St. Peter’s Square, March 8, 2023, Vatican City, Vatican City. (Alessandra Benedetti – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

Pope Francis said during an interview in January 2023 that homosexual relations “are not a crime” and called laws that punish homosexuality “unfair”.

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In the Vatican, the pontiff said God loves everyone just the way they are and urged Catholics to do more to welcome people from the LGBT community to church. He also urged them to support laws allowing homosexual relations.

Among his remarks, Francis said it was necessary to distinguish between a legal crime and a religious sin in relation to homosexual practices: “It is not a crime. Yes, but it’s a sin. Okay, but first let’s make a distinction between sin and crime.”