Pope Francis is in the middle of controversy again.
It all revolves around a new book that was written under his name.
And what happened left millions of Christians wondering about the future of the Church.
Learning to Learn: Reflections on Education Issues is a new book that appeared under Pope Francis’ name.
The works sparked controversy when the forward was written by Italian Education Minister Valeria Fedeli – who is a prominent homosexual rights activist who promotes “gender theory.”
“When a book bearing the Pope’s name, Learning to Learn: Reflections on Education Issues (“Imparare ad imparare. Riflessioni sui temi dell’educazione”), appeared in bookstores last Thursday, it bore the preface by Fedeli, sparking a wave of criticism by Catholics and pro-family groups.
One local media outlet noted that the choice for preface-writer seemed “almost a provocation.”
When Fedeli was appointed Education Minister last December, the Italian pro-family group Generazione Famiglia called the decision a “declaration of war” against the traditional family and the right of children to have a mother and a father.
In recent years, Fedeli has been “undoubtedly the most tenacious and ideological supporter of the manipulation of school programs at every level according to the dictates of gender theories,” the organization declared.
Last month, Fedeli came out publicly against the organizers of “Family Day” for their opposition to the use of gender theory in the nation’s schools.”
Pope Francis opposes “gender theory.” He once claimed it was part of a war on traditional marriage.
While the book is about education, having her name appear under the Pope’s gives the impression he blesses her work.
So why was an individual who promotes an ideology hostile to the Church invited to write the forward to a book attributed to the Pope?
That does not appear to the case. Could this have been the work of a hostile agent seeking to undermine the Church’s position on marriage?
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