Pope Francis Criticizes Couples Who Adopt Pets Instead of Kids

                        (Pope Francis)

Pope Francis has criticized couples who adopt pets in replacement of children. It is fast becoming a trend and the pontiff described the act as “certain selfishness”. According to The Christian Post, the Pope said, “The other day, I spoke about the demographic winter there is nowadays, in which we see that people do not want to have children, or just one and no more.

“And many, many couples do not have children because they do not want to, or they have just one — but they have two dogs, two cats… Yes, dogs and cats take the place of children.”

The Pope added that we are diminished when fatherhood or motherhood is denied because it withdraws our humanity from us. Besides, he admitted that fatherhood and motherhood are the fullness of the life of a person and although there are risks attached to having children, “it is riskier not to have them.”

He continued, “It is riskier to deny fatherhood, or to deny motherhood, be it real or spiritual. But a man or woman who does not develop the sense of fatherhood or motherhood lacking something fundamental and important.”

“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, and, as it has been said somewhat humorously, ‘and now who will pay the taxes for my pension, if there are no children?’...It is the truth,” the Pope said.

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