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Pope Francis condemns prostitution as torture

Pope Francis has asked forgiveness for all Christians who buy sex from women, saying that men who frequent prostitutes are criminals with a "sick mentality" who think that women exist to be exploited.

Published: 19th March 2018 09:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th March 2018 09:39 PM   |  A+A-

In this frame taken from video provided by the CTV Vatican television Pope Francis reads his message for the people of Bangladesh ahead of his weeklong trip to Bangladesh and Myanmar, at the Vatican.|AP

Pope Francis (Photo|AP)

By PTI

ROME: Pope Francis has asked forgiveness for all Christians who buy sex from women, saying that men who frequent prostitutes are criminals with a "sick mentality" who think that women exist to be exploited.

He insisted, "This isn't making love.This is torturing a woman. Let's not confuse the terms."

Francis spoke during a four-hour long listening session with 300 young people invited by the Vatican to brief church leaders about what kids these days think about the Catholic Church.

It's a preparatory meeting for a big synod of bishops on the fall on young people.

Francis had urged the delegates to speak with courage.

He insisted: "Young people must be taken seriously." 



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