The Pope claims accepting transgender people will make everyone infertile

Pope Francis has said that technological advances which enable transitioning are making straight people infertile.

The pontiff also condemned the concept of non-binary people, saying that this too somehow jeopardises the creation of life.

He was speaking to the Pontifical Academy for Life, the Vatican’s bioethics advisory board which deals with issues like abortion and euthanasia.

Pope Francis kisses a baby upon his arrival for his weekly general audience at St. Peter's square in the Vatican, on September 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)


In his speech, the Pope railed against all who promote what he saw as the “utopia of the neutral”.

He accused these people of wanting to eradicate gender-associated behaviours.

“Rather than contrast negative interpretations of sexual differences … they want to cancel these differences out altogether,” he said.

The leader of the Catholic Church added that progressive activists were “proposing techniques and practices that render them irrelevant for human development and relations.”

Practises like this, he said, “risk dismantling the source of energy that fuels the alliance between men and women and renders them fertile,” the Press Association has reported.

Pope Francis (L) caresses Tadas, carried by his father Prime Minister of Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis at the end of their private audience at the Vatican, on October 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Alessandra Tarantino        (Photo credit should read ALESSANDRA TARANTINO/AFP/Getty Images)


Last year, the Pope said the increased visibility of trans people was “terrible”.

Growing acceptance of trans issues was due to “ideological colonising” through textbooks financed by wealthy people and institutions in “very influential countries,” he added.

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