Pope Francis I Is No Fan Of Homosexuality, Abortion, Contraception, And Same-Sex Adoption

Pope Francis Is No Fan Of Homosexuality, Abortion, Contraception...

The Catholic Church has officially selected 76-year-old Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to succeed Pope Benedict XVI as the next pope. He has taken on the regnal name Pope Francis I.

Previous popes have come under fire from political leaders for their conservative views on issues like same-sex marriage, homosexuality, and abortion — things which church teachings generally forbid. Bergoglio is reportedly considered among the most doctrinally conservative cardinals in Latin America.

To wit:

On same-sex marriage: The new pope has called gay marraige “a scheme to destroy God’s plan” and “a real and dire anthropological throwback.” In 2010, he was a vocal opponent of the Argentinian government’s proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage.

On homosexuality: Bergoglio is reportedly “unwaveringly orthodox” on such moral issues.

On abortion: He has rallied his clergy against the “culture of death” that is the pro-abortion movement.

On contraceptives: The new pope strongly opposed Argentinian President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner‘s efforts to distribute free contraceptives, likely seeing it as part of the aforementioned “culture of death.”

On same-sex adoption: Bergoglio has called it a form of discrimination against children.

So… just in case you loyal Mediaite readers didn’t already know: the pope is Catholic.

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