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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Domestic violence against females is “almost satanic,” as per Pope Francis

Pope Francis calls domestic violence against females "almost satanic."

Key takeaways:

  • According to Pope Francis, men who assault women are behaving in an “almost satanic” manner.
  • Francis has set up services in the Vatican area to provide healthcare, bathing, and hair-cutting to Rome’s homeless.

Men who commit violence against women, according to Pope Francis, are engaging in “almost satanic” behavior.

He made the remark during a program on Italy’s TG5 network on Sunday night in which he spoke with three women and a man, all from difficult backgrounds, and used some of the strongest languages he has used to condemn such violence.

In response to a question from a domestic violence victim named Giovanna, Francis said, “The number of women who are beaten and abused in their homes, even by their husbands.”

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“The problem is that it’s almost satanic to me because it takes advantage of someone who can’t defend herself and can only (try to) block the blows,” he explained. “It’s embarrassing. It’s extremely humiliating.”

After fleeing a violent home, Giovanna said she had four children to look after.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out nearly two years ago, Francis has spoken out against domestic violence, which has risen in many countries as a result of lockdowns that have trapped many women with their abusers.

According to police figures released last month, about 90 incidents of violence against women occur in Italy every day, with 62 percent of those incidents being domestic violence.

Pope Francis calls domestic violence against females "almost satanic."  Business Insider India
Pope Francis calls domestic violence against females “almost satanic”. image from Business Insider India

Women who have been beaten and abused, according to Francis, have not lost their dignity. “I see dignity in you because you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t have dignity,” he told Giovanna.

He listened to a homeless woman describe life on the street and a man trying to get back on his feet after 25 years in prison as other examples of human misery.

Francis has set up services in the Vatican area to provide healthcare, bathing, and hair-cutting to Rome’s homeless.

When a convent-turned-palazzo near St. Peter’s Square became vacant in 2020, he ordered it to be converted into a homeless shelter, despite suggestions that it be converted into a luxury hotel.

Source: CTV News

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