The 76-year-old Argentinean, who will be known as Pope Francis, has also said that same-sex adoption is a form of discrimination and abuse against children.
In 2010, he fought against the introduction of same-sex marriage and adoption rights in his home country of Argentina saying that the population would âface a situation whose outcome can seriously harm the family,â Pink News reports.
He added: âAt stake is the identity and survival of the family: father, mother and children. At stake are the lives of many children who will be discriminated against in advance, and deprived of their human development given by a father and a mother and willed by God. At stake is the total rejection of Godâs law engraved in our hearts.â
He went on to describe introducing equality as a move from âthe âFather of Liesâ who seeks to confuse and deceive the children of Godâ. In the Gospel of John, âthe Father of Liesâ is a term for the Devil.