Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, has admitted that Catholic priests and nuns watch internet porn.
On Monday, October 26, Pope Francis told seminarians in Rome that internet porn was a “vice” shared by church members.
‘It is a vice that many people have, many laymen, many laywomen, and also priests and nuns,’ said the 85-year-old Pope.
‘The Devil gets in that way. And I’m not just talking about criminal pornography like that involving the abuse of children, that is already degeneration. But pornography that is a little “normal’, he continued.
The Pope then cautioned priests and nuns, saying: ‘Dear brothers, be careful about this.’
The Pope made the remarks on Monday, according to ANSA.
Catholic priests and nuns are forbidden from watching pornography, with the Catechism defining sexual imagery as an ‘offence against chastity’ under article 2354.
In 2020, Pope Francis’ Instagram account appeared to ‘like’ a racy photo of a Brazilian bikini model dressed in stockings and suspenders.