Pope Francis says that the pleasure of food and sex is ‘just divine’


  • 1.3 billion Catholicism religious leaders around the world, Pope Francis, said that the pleasure of sex and eating is “just divine.”
  • In a conversation published by author Carlo Petrini in a new book interviewed with the pope, Francis says the church’s “overzealous morality” has caused harm.
  • Francis said, “The pleasure of eating is to keep you healthy from eating, just as sexual pleasure is to make love more beautiful and to guarantee the durability of the species.”
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Pope Francis called eating and having sex “only divine” in a book interviewed between Francis and author Carlo Petrini.

In the book “Terrafutura” Francis said to Petrini, “There is pleasure directly from God; it is neither Catholic, nor Christian, nor anything else, it is only divine.”

“The Church has condemned inhuman, cruel, vulgar bliss, but on the other hand has always accepted humane, simple, moral pleasures.”

Francis has in the past called for the joy of eating well-cooked food for victims of sex and the Church’s “over-stimulated morality”, which he sees as “a misinterpretation of the Christian message”.

Francis said, “The pleasure of eating is to keep you healthy from eating, just as sexual pleasure is to make love more beautiful and to guarantee the durability of the species.”

Thoughts that have condemned all sex and pleasure in the past “have caused a great loss, which according to Francis,” can still be felt strongly today.

Francis, who was 83 years old and born in Argentina, likened his pleasure relationship to divinity in the 1987 Danish film, “Babbets Fest”, about a poor village in the Danish country that is an extraordinary Was brought together by faith and community. French food cooked by a member of the congregation.

“God enjoys eating and sexual pleasure,” Francis said.