Apparently while speaking about charity, Pope Francis turned the Italian word for “case” into the Italian translation for the infamous “f-word.”
If each one of us does not amass riches only for oneself, but half for the service of others, in this f*ck – in this case the providence of God will become visible through this gesture of solidarity.”
You can watch it here:
Now I’m sorry, but that’s just funny.
While Pope Francis has made waves since he was made the leader of the Catholic Church, most of them have been for his softer stances on issues such as abortion, gay rights and income inequality. Many have praised him for being a Pope who actually “walks the walk” so to speak with his work with the poor and his focus on helping the needy.
You know, things for which Jesus Christ actually stood.
Now I’m sure some people will try to make a bigger deal out of this than it actually is. I can already see these holier than thou people saying something like, “I can’t believe the Pope used such language! What kind of example is this! See, it shows he’s a fraud!” Although I’m willing to be that most people will find it funny or won’t care at all.
If anyone were to try to make a big deal out of this, that only shows how petty they truly are.
It’s clear that since becoming the leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has caused quite a few waves (and I’m sure annoyed some within the church) due to what a few have considered a “liberal” stance on issues that have historically been staples of the church’s outdated ideology.
But for what it’s worth, this is nothing more than something to laugh at because it’s extremely rare you see a religious leader, like the Pope of all people, make such a gaffe – during his weekly blessing no less.
I think most people will just laugh this off as a human making a mistake during a speech. Because that’s exactly what it was.