Pope Francis has revealed why he thinks Africans dislike homosexuality.
Francis made his observation known regarding his decision to bless same-sex couples.
He expressed confidence that everyone will eventually understand it, except for Africans, who he referred to as “a special case” due to their cultural beliefs.
The Pope also mentioned that he believes the spirit of the “Fiducia Supplicans” will gradually reassure everyone.
Recall that the Catholic Church recently allowed blessings for same-sex couples in a document called “Fiducia Supplicans” (Supplicating Trust).
The development has caused widespread debate in the Catholic Church, with extreme resistance from African bishops.
The Pope acknowledged that those against the policy belong to small ideological groups.
“Those who protest vehemently belong to small ideological groups.
“A special case are Africans: for them homosexuality is something ‘bad’ from a cultural point of view, they don’t tolerate it.
“But in general, I trust that gradually everyone will be reassured by the spirit of the ‘Fiducia Supplicans’ declaration by the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith: it aims to include, not divide.”