‘F*cking Careerists’: Report Of Pope Francis’ Foul-Mouthed Rant

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - JANUARY 06: (EDITOR NOTE: STRICTLY EDITORIAL USE - NO MERCHANDISING) Pope Francis delivers his Angelus blessing from the window of his private studio to pilgrims gathered in Saint Peter's Square during the Feast of the Epiphany on January 06, 2023 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Vatican Media via Vatican Pool/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Pope Francis reportedly delivered a profanity-laden speech to seminarians in Barcelona on Dec. 10, in which he urged them to refrain from being “clerical” and to “forgive everything” even if they believe the person in the confessional has “no intention to repent.”
  • In the presence of Auxiliary Bishop Javier Vilanova Pellisa of Barcelona, Pope Francis put aside his prewritten speech, which he called “boring,” and told seminarians that priests who deny absolution to confessors are “delinquents,” according to the Italian outlet Daily Compass. The Compass claims to have obtained “testimonial evidence” from seminarians who spoke to Catholic blog Germinans Germinabit.
  • The seminarians said Francis denounced “those who suck up for promotion to be in the limelight” and the “fucking careerists who fuck up the lives of others,” Daily Compass reported. The pope also reportedly criticized “those who climb to show their ass,” the outlet claimed.

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