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Some were taken aback by Pope Francis’ description of a pedophile as “children of God” deserving of love and “pastoral care” as well as “enemies” who should also be punished, The Independent reported.

During a meeting with 32 Jesuits last month in Budapest, Hungary, Pope Francis voiced his consideration of offering “Christian love” to pedophile priests who were responsible for destroying both the lives of children and the reputation of the Catholic church. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/05/pope-francis-calls-pedophile-as-children-of-god-who-deserve-love-and-pastoral-care/