Pope Francis has condemned “gender theory” for the fourth time this year.
He says it’s “an expression of frustration and resignation” that attempts to block all sex differences because it’s unable to face them. As Francis puts it, “[T]he removal of difference is the problem, not the solution.”
Pope Francis continued:
“ God creates man and woman in his own image and likeness. Not only man, not only woman, but also the two together. The difference between them is not for competition or domination. Instead, reciprocity is needed for communion and for procreation in the image and likeness of God. This complementary nature is the basis of the family and lifelong unions, sustained by the grace of God. Human beings are made to listen and help each other.”
The Pope deems complementarity between man and woman the foundation of a Catholic understanding of sexuality and calls for a rediscovery of the alliance between the two sexes.