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Pope Francis Called Gay Adoption A Form Of Discrimination Against Children

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has been elected the new pope and will now be known as Pope Francis. Bergoglio is seen an unwaveringly orthodox on matters of sexual morality, staunchly opposing abortion, same-sex marriage, and contraception. In 2010 he asserted that gay adoption is a form of discrimination against children. In a letter to the monasteries of Buenos Aires about the bill, Bergoglio wrote: "Let's not be naive, we're not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God.

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14th March 2013 15:48

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Nevertheless, Allen notes that in 2001 Bergoglio "visited a hospice to kiss and wash the feet of 12 AIDS patients."

Part of the draw of Bergoglio was his personal simplicity because he was a Prince of the Church "who chose to live in a simple apartment rather than the archbishop’s palace, who gave up his chauffeured limousine in favor of taking the bus to work, and who cooked his own meals," Allen notes.