Pope Says ‘Selfish’: Couples who choose not to raise children over pets are not welcome by Pope Francis.
Speaking on parenthood during a general audience at the Vatican, the 85-year-old said that those who choose to put pets over their children are ‘selfish’, and substituting pets for children ‘destroys our humanity’. takes away’.
Pope Says ‘Selfish’: Couple
“Today … we see a form of selfishness. We see that some people do not want to have a child. Sometimes they have one, and that’s it, but they have dogs and cats that take the place of children. This may make people laugh but it is a reality,” Pope Francis said in a general audience on 5 January.
Pope Francis said on Twitter, “Saint Joseph, you who loved Jesus with fatherly love, be close to the many children who have no family and who long for a daddy and mommy. Support the couples who are unable to have children, help them to discover, through this suffering, a greater plan.” #GeneralAudience
Additionally, he said: “Yes, it’s funny, I understand, but it is the reality. And this denial of fatherhood or motherhood diminishes us, it takes away our humanity. And in this way, civilization becomes aged and without humanity because it loses the richness of fatherhood and motherhood. And our homeland suffers, as it does not have children.”
Pope Francis advised potential parents “not to be afraid” of having children. “Having a child is always a risk, but there is more risk in not having a child,” he explained.
In addition, he suggested that couples unable to conceive due to biological reasons should consider adoption.
“How many children in the world are waiting for someone to take care of them? Having a child is always a risk, either naturally or by adoption. But it is riskier not to have them. It is riskier to deny fatherhood, or to deny motherhood, be it real or spiritual,” he said.
Pope Francis encouraged people to have more children in an attempt to solve the ‘demographic winter’ problem in the West.
In response to the comments, people have taken to social media to voice their opinion. Despite many agreeing with the remarks, pet owners and parents were clearly not happy with the ‘selfish’ remark.
Several people took to social media to criticize the childless Catholic leader after he made his remarks.
Twitter user DJ Cthulhu said, “How many children does the Pope have, again? Sounds a little hypocritical if you ask me.”
Dr Charlotte Lydia Riley wrote “How many babies has the Pope?”
tweet of KnowYourObama “the Pope is clearly clueless about what it takes to have kids. What would he know? why should people be thrust into poverty to have children? That’s what frequently happens. Consciously deciding not to have kids is noble.”
According to others, the Pope shouldn’t be consulted or involved in people’s personal decisions about their bodies.
A twitter user it’s patchy Says, “If I were the Pope I wouldn’t tell women to do anything. Not my place”
Nick Gazerro wrote, “The Pope does not have the right to tell women what to do with their bodies. If couples want to adopt pets instead of having/adopting children, they have the right to do so.”
THEE Stephanie Says, “The Pope and so many others have such a fetishization of the uteruses of women. Stay out of ’em. Not everyone wants kids. Society barely cares about the kids who are already born and need love, shelter, and happy homes.”