In his return flight from Azerbaijan, the Pope had an interesting conversation with journalists. One of them asked him what he would say to a transsexual, who believes he or she does not belong in his or her own body.
"We must accompany people, like Jesus would. When this type of person comes before Jesus, He will never answer 'Leave because you are a homosexual!', no. However, during this trip, I have underlined the evilness of indoctrinating in gender ideologies.”
What concerns the pope is that children are being indoctrinated in gender ideologies without their parents knowing.
"He asked his 10-year-old son: ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ ‘A girl!’ the boy said. The father realized that school text books were teaching gender and this goes against what is natural. For a person to have this inclination, or this option for those who change sex, is one thing. It is quite another to teach according to this line at school, in order to change children's mentality. This is what I call 'ideological colonization.'”
The pope also talked about his upcoming trips. He wants to travel to Fatima (Portugal), India, Bangladesh, and Africa. A trip to Colombia in the near future is out of the cards now that the peace process has been put on hold.
"I will travel to America (to Colombia) when the peace process comes to an end... If things go well, I would like to go there. But only when everything is finished, if the referendum passes, when everything is certain, when absolutely everything is certain; when the international community, all the countries in the world agree and an appeal is no longer possible; when everything is done I could go there. But if the situation is unstable... It all hinges on the people's will. The people are sovereign.”
The pope has confirmed that he will name at least 13 more cardinals before the end of the year, and that it will be a very international group. He also revealed his favorite candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize: war victims.