Pope confesses to having no idea why God allows kids to suffer
In a rare television interview, Pope Francis has told Italian journalists that he can’t explain why God would allow children to suffer.
Pope Benedict has revealed his plan to give women more senior roles at the Vatican. (Photo: AP PHOTO)
The 85-year-old head of the Roman Catholic church appeared on Sunday on the latest edition of the interview show Che Tempo Che Fa which is hosted by TV journalist Fabio Fazio.
When Fazio asked him why he thought God would allow children to suffer, the Pope said, “I have no explanation for that. I have my faith and try to love God my father. But why children suffer, I have no answer for that.”
Francis also said that he considers gossip and bullying to be great dangers in our society.
He condemned the aggressiveness of our time, as seen for example in children.
“I think of the schools, of bullying,” the pontiff asserted.
Sometimes the aggression comes from small things, such as gossip, which the Argentinian-born church leader has always sharply condemned.
Defamation can divide families and communities.
“Gossip destroys identity,” Francis warned.