What Did He Re­ally Say?

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Pope Fran­cis is known for his dar­ing pro­nounce­ments, but what did he ac­tu­ally say and what’s an in­ter­net hoax? Take our quiz to find out. And, re­mem­ber, cheat­ing is a sin!

1 Pope Fran­cis ac­ci­den­tally dropped the Ital­ian F-bomb dur­ing his weekly bless­ing from the Vat­i­can.

2 “The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Ev­ery­one! ‘Fa­ther, the athe­ists?’ Even the athe­ists. Ev­ery­one!” 3 “Like the fa­ble of Adam and Eve, we see Hell as a lit­er­ary de­vice. Hell is merely a metaphor for the iso­lated soul, which like all souls ul­ti­mately will be united in love with God.”

4 “To say that you can kill in the name of God is blas­phemy.”

5 “We need to avoid the spir­i­tual sick­ness of a church that is wrapped up in its own world: when a church be­comes like this, it grows sick.” 6 “God is chang­ing and evolv­ing as we are, for God lives in us and in our hearts. When we spread love and kind­ness in the world, we touch our own divin­ity and recog­nise it.”

7 “In­con­sis­tency on the part of pas­tors and the faith­ful be­tween what they say and what they do, be­tween word and man­ner of life, is un­der­min­ing the Church’s cred­i­bil­ity.” 8 “Those who would dare to turn im­mi­grants away, be they le­gal or un­doc­u­mented, turn their backs on Christ him­self. A racist is not a true Chris­tian.”

9 “With re­gards to the or­di­na­tion of women, the church has spo­ken and says no.” 10 “We have to work harder to de­velop a pro­found the­ol­ogy of women within the church. The fem­i­nine ge­nius is needed wher­ever we make im­por­tant de­ci­sions.”

11 A per­son once asked me, in a provoca­tive man­ner, if I ap­proved of ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity. I replied with an­other ques­tion: ‘Tell me: when God looks at a gay per­son, does he en­dorse the ex­is­tence of this per­son with love, or re­ject and con­demn this per­son?’ We must al­ways con­sider the per­son.” 12 All reli­gions are true, be­cause they are true in the hearts of all those who be­lieve in them. What other kind of truth is there?” 13 “If some­one is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge? We shouldn’t marginalis­e people for this. They must be in­te­grated into so­ci­ety.” 14 “Our church is big enough for het­ero­sex­u­als and ho­mo­sex­u­als, for the pro-life and the pro-choice! For con­ser­va­tives and lib­er­als, even Com­mu­nists are wel­come and have joined us.” 15 “We can­not in­sist only on is­sues re­lated to abor­tion, gay mar­riage and the use of con­tra­cep­tive method… it is not nec­es­sary to talk about these is­sues all the time.” 16 “I meant to apol­o­gise for us­ing the word hand­i­capped in­stead of

Cazzo! dis­abled, but that stupid woman pissed me off.” 17 “There are three things you can’t hide for­ever: the sun, the moon and the truth.”

THE AN­SWERS 1. Fran­cis 2. Fran­cis3. Hoax 4. Fran­cis 5. Fran­cis6. Hoax 7. Fran­cis8. Hoax 9. Fran­cis 10. Fran­cis 11. Fran­cis12. Hoax 13. Fran­cis14. Hoax 15. Fran­cis 16. Cher on Twit­ter (see story, page 28)17. Cher again.

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