The Pope has condemned countries that allow children to choose their own gender, describing it as “ideological colonisation”. He said it was going against the will of God who had created “man and woman”.
To another questioner he extolled the virtues of the parish.
“The parish is still valid! The parish must remain: is a facility that we must not throw out the window. The parish is the very house of God’s people, one in which he lives.
“The problem is how to impose the parish! There are parishes with parish secretaries who seem ‘disciples of Satan’, which scare people! Parishes with the doors closed. But there are parishes with the doors open, parishes where, when someone comes to ask, you say: “Yes, yes … Come in. What’s the problem?…”. And you listen patiently … because taking care of God’s people is tiring, it’s tiring!”