Pope Francis has criticized couples who choose to have pets instead of children. He appreciated this a loss of “humanity” and a detriment to civilization. “We see that people do not want to have children, or just one and no more. And many, many couples do not have children because they do not want to, or they have just one — but they have two dogs, two cats … Yes, dogs and cats take the place of children,” the Pope said. He also said that couples who cannot biologically have children should consider adoption. “How many children in the world are waiting for someone to take care of them?” Francis said. His remarks have taken social media by storm. The 85-year-old pontiff is being slammed for being a ‘hypocrite’.He made similar remarks about couples prioritizing pets in 2014. However he was photographed with many animals over the years.
He’s been seen petting dogs, a koala and a tiger, holding birds and carrying a lamb on his shoulders. The opposants to Pope’s ideas have many arguments. They say our world is full of uncertainty, with natural, social and economic disasters. Living crisis, with the financial element pressing every day is also considered. „When money is tight every single month, how are people expected to give their potential child a comfortable, secure life? „ they ask.