Even nuns and priests watch porn: Pope Francis



In issuing an advisory for would-be clergy about the vices of online pornography, Pope Francis acknowledged that even many sisters and clergy are watching this illegal content. Pope Francis has warned seminarians about the vice of digital pornography, admitting that watching porn on the internet is a vice for priests and nuns as well. Priests and nuns are watching online pornography like everyone else, the Pope told budding clergy members of the Roman Catholic Church this week. Pope Francis issued a sharp rebuke on Monday to watching pornography, calling it a vice for many Catholics, priests, and nuns and one to be avoided.

Speaking to seminarians in Rome Monday, Pope Francis warned priests and nuns of the dangers of watching pornography online, saying that it weakens the priestly heart. Pope Francis has also noted social media and other parts of the modern digital world are signs of scientific advancement, but said, This is not my world, according to a report by USA Today.

In response to a wide variety of questions from priests and seminarians studying in Rome, Pope Francis said that digital and social media are best used for sharing the joys of being Christian. Pope Francis addressed the issue of the priests use of digital and social media at a meeting with seminarians Monday, and according to the Vaticans release on Wednesday of a transcript of the discussion, he did not mince words. Pope Francis told the Vatican gathering that pornography is a vice so many have…even priests and nuns, responding to questions about using digital and social media responsibly.

Pope Franciss Vatican session Monday saw the 86-year-old pontiff take up in-depth a wide variety of questions from priests and seminarians studying in Rome, from balancing science and faith to trying to live virtuously in the face of personal shortcomings. During a meeting at the Vatican that asked Pope Francis his thoughts about social media and the Internet, the 86-year-old pope said that not only is watching criminal pornography, such as that which involves the abuse of children, wrong, but ordinary pornography is also wrong. The Catholic Churchs leader answered the question regarding spiritual leaders use of the Internet and social media in the modern age, when he addressed the topic of pornography on the Internet — characterizing it as an evil so many have, and extended its misuse even to the priests and nuns in the priesthood.

On 24 October 2022, Pope Francis – while at the seminary at Vatican City – admitted that even Catholic priests and nuns had been found consuming pornography, subsequently suggesting they should stop doing such acts immediately. In the full transcript of the event, released Wednesday by the Vatican, Pope Francis called for seminarians to utilize social media for advancement, for communication, and at the same time warned seminarians about a danger, that being digital pornography.

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