Pope Francis says men who frequent prostitutes are criminals with a “sick mentality” who think that women exist to be exploited.
He insisted Monday: “This isn’t making love. This is torturing a woman. Let’s not confuse the terms.” Washington Post reports.
The Pope further asked forgiveness for all Christians who buy sex from women.
Francis spoke during a four-hour long listening session with 300 young people invited by the Vatican to brief church leaders about what kids these days think about the Catholic Church.
It’s a preparatory meeting for a big synod of bishops on the fall on young people.
Francis had urged the delegates to speak with courage. He insisted: “Young people must be taken seriously.”