Remember how people were saying that this was the “nice” pope?
(Reuters) – Pope Francis on Friday warned against an “ideological colonization of the family,” a reference to gay marriage around the world and to a heated debate in the Philippines about a government population control plan.
The Pope made his impromptu comments at rally for families in Manila on a day that began with an appeal to the government to tackle corruption and hear the cries of the poor suffering from “scandalous social inequalities” in Asia’s most Catholic country.
Addressing an evening rally of families, he spoke of an “ideological colonization that we have to be careful about that is trying to destroy the family”. He said it was coming from “outside” and had to be resisted.