Pope Francis Uses Offensive Gay Slang in Meeting with Italian Bishops

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Pope Francis Uses Offensive Gay Slang in Meeting with Italian Bishops

Pope Francis’s Controversial Remarks

During a private meeting with Italian bishops last week, Pope Francis made headlines for using an offensive gay slang term. According to media reports on Monday, the 87-year-old pontiff referred to gay men in seminaries using the derogatory Roman word “frociaggine.” This term loosely translates to the offensive English words “faggots” or “poofs.”


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Reiterating Opposition to Openly Gay Men in Seminaries

In the meeting, Pope Francis reiterated his stance against openly gay men joining priest training colleges. He emphasized his opposition and then humorously noted that there were “already too many” instances of “frociaggine” in some seminaries.

The Pope’s remarks have sparked controversy and discussions about the church’s stance on homosexuality and the language used by its leaders.

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