Pope Francis: Western culture has “gone the wrong path” in regards to abortion and assisted suicide

NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! In terms of societal principles, Pope Francis claimed that the West is traveling down the “wrong pathways.”

On September 15, Pope Francis spoke from the papal jet, lamenting how the West had “degenerated” and lost its morality.

The pope admitted to reporters that “the West degenerates.” “The West has taken the wrong roads” “It is not, at this moment, at the maximum degree of exemplariness.”

The remarks come at a time when a number of prominent social issues, such as abortion and assisted suicide, dominate Western politics.


Pope Francis greets and blesses the children assisted by the Vatican's Santa Marta Pediatric Dispensary at the Paul VI Hall Dec. 19, 2021.

“Killing is not human, end of story. Yes, you will ultimately kill more if you kill with motivation. It isn’t a human. Let’s let animals handle the killing “Pope Francis also said

The pope has previously expressed concern for the clergy and laity in Germany if their leaders depart from accepted church doctrine, stating that Catholics would suffer as a result of the numerous changes to the church that Cardinal Reinhard Marx and other liberal German leaders are attempting to impose through their “Synodal Path.”

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Pope Francis arrives at a meeting with the Qaraqosh community at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, in Qaraqosh, Iraq, Sunday, March 7, 2021.

A contentious church committee in Germany is known as the “Synodal Path,” which is also referred to as the “Synodal Way.” The German Bishops’ Conference and the Central Committee of German Catholics convened the synod, which aims to explore and address four broad issues: sexual ethics, church administration, women’s roles in the church, and priestly vocation.