Pope Francis is merely acknowledging the obvious. time in purgatory because of the misdemeanor sins of masturbation or premarital sex.
(The same is true of masturbation and other non-procreative sex acts.) pontificate when the pope spoke to reporters about his views on homosexuality. In contrast to Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), who declared in a.
Pope Benedict and the Buddhism/Masturbation Controversy . Pope John Paul II , who shared many of Cardinal Ratzinger's views including.