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Pope Francis wrote a letter to a journalist after speculation that he was quietly supporting Vladimir Putin, according to Fox News.
In the letter, he allegedly accused journalists of participating in “defamation” and “coprophilia”.
Pope Francis has previously accused the media of coprophilia – a sexual interest in feces.
Pope Francis wrote that journalists who speculate he quietly supported Russian President Vladimir Putin are falling into the “sin” of engaging in coprophilia or a sexual fetish for feces, Fox News reported.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine, the Pope has implicitly criticized Putin for “unacceptable armed aggression.” However, he has failed to mention the leader explicitly by name.
Journalists have speculated that refusing to name Putin amounts to not condemning Russia’s action.
Pope Francis reportedly wrote a letter to Argentine journalist Gustavo Sylvestre, dated April 7, accusing reporters of misrepresenting him and his position.
“Always in that information are some of the sins that journalists tend to be: misinformation, slander, slander, coprophilia,” the Pope wrote, according to a copy of the letter published by Sylvestre.
Coprophilia is the scientific terminology used to describe an abnormal interest in stool, usually sexual.
“I’m told that some authors of articles get paid for this. Sad! A calling as noble as communicating in this way filthy,” the letter said.
According to the NPR, the Pope made a similar comparison in 2016. He compared media interest in scandals to coprophilia, the media reported.
“I believe that the media should be very clear, very transparent and should not fall prey to the disease of coprophilia, who always want to communicate scandal, communicate ugly things, even though they may be true,” the Pope said in a statement. interview with the Belgian Catholic weekly Tertio.
The Holy See’s news agency did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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