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Pope Francis compared rhetoric from anti-gay politicians to Hitler speeches

Pope Francis compared anti-gay comments made by politicians to speeches made by Adolf Hitler. He made the comment while speaking to an international penal law association on Friday, the Associated Press reported. He said: These are actions that are typical of Nazism, that with its persecution of Jews, gypsies, people with homosexual orientation, represent an excellent model of the throwaway culture and culture of hatred. Francis did not name any specific politicians in his speech. Visit Insider s homepage for more stories. Pope Francis compared anti-gay comments made by politicians to speeches made by Adolf Hitler in a speech he made on Friday in which he denounced homophobia. Francis was speaking to an international penal law association when he made the comment, the Associated Press reported. He said that the way some political figures speak about the LGBTQ community reminds him of the speeches Hitler made about Jewish people in the 1930s. These are actions that are typical of Nazism, that with its persecution of Jews, gypsies, people with homosexual orientation, represent an excellent model of the throwaway culture and culture of hatred, Francis said. Francis did not name any specific politicians in his speech. In the speech, Francis also denounced police brutality, the world s failure to punish environmental crimes, and the arbitrary use of preventative detention. In a speech made on Wednesday during his weekly Papal audience, Francis condemned anti-Semitism, describing the persecution of Jews as neither human or Christian, according to CBS News. The Jews are our brothers and sisters and should not be persecuted, understand? he said. Read more: Pope Francis promises to consider allowing women to become deacons and letting some married men into the priesthood The Vatican created a $110 wearable eRosary to help get young Catholics to pray Pope Francis warns Silicon Valley that if it isn t careful with AI it could lead to an unfortunate regression to a form of barbarism Pope Francis accidentally tweeted in support of the New Orleans Saints thanks to a hashtag snafu Join the conversation about this story NOW WATCH: Behind the scenes with Shepard Smith — the Fox News star who just announced his resignation from the network

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