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Pope praises sex and good food as 'divine' pleasures that 'come directly from God'

Pope Francis has said that the pleasures of a well-cooked meal or loving sexual intercourse are 'divine' in a newly-published book of interviews. 
He believes they have unjustly fallen victim to 'overzealousness' on the part of the Catholic Church in the past.
'Pleasure arrives directly from God, it is neither Catholic, nor Christian, nor anything else, it is simply divine,' the Pope told Italian writer Carlo Petrini.
Pope Francis has said that the pleasures of a well-cooked meal or loving sexual intercourse are 'divine' in a new book by Italian writer Carlo Petrini
Pope Francis has said that the pleasures of a well-cooked meal or loving sexual intercourse are 'divine' in a new book by Italian writer Carlo Petrini
He said there was no place for an 'overzealous morality' that denies pleasure, something which he admitted had existed in the church in the past.
The 83-year-old, born in Jorge Bergoglio in Argentina, insisted that this was 'a wrong interpretation of the Christian message' according to RTÉ
'The Church has condemned inhuman, brutish, vulgar pleasure, but has on the other hand always accepted human, simple, moral pleasure,' he said. 

'The pleasure of eating is there to keep you healthy by eating, just like sexual pleasure is there to make love more beautiful and guarantee the perpetuation of the species.
He added: 'The pleasure of eating and sexual pleasure come from God.'  
Pope Francis added that opposing views 'have caused enormous harm, which can still be felt strongly today'. 
The book 'TerraFutura, conversations with Pope Francis on integral ecology', written by Petrini, was published on September 9.  
The book 'TerraFutura, conversations with Pope Francis on integral ecology', written by Petrini, was published on September 9
The book 'TerraFutura, conversations with Pope Francis on integral ecology', written by Petrini, was published on September 9
Mr Petrini is the founder of the global 'slow food' movement created in the 1980s in opposition to 'fast food'.  
The interviews focus on the pope's vision of environmentalism with a social face, outlined in his 2015 encyclical 'Laudato Si'.
This comes days after the pontiff told an audience at the Vatican that 'coronavirus would be defeated by God's love' and removed his mask to chat with worshipers.  

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    1. The problem with sex and pleasure in the Catholic church is that too many (about 16%) priests who have taken an OATH of celibacy are closeted homosexuals who find sex with underage boys too large a temptation to resist. How about you FIX this Pope?

      ONE pair of large sharp scissors wielded by YOU Pope could fix this problem in far less than one year. Please do not forget you have this authority given you by GOD

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