On same-sex marriage: The new pope has called gay marraige âa scheme to destroy Godâs planâ and âa real and dire anthropological throwback.â In 2010, he was a vocal opponent of the Argentinian governmentâs proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage.
On homosexuality: Bergoglio is reportedly âunwaveringly orthodoxâ on such moral issues.
On abortion: He has rallied his clergy against the âculture of deathâ that is the pro-abortion movement.
On contraceptives: The new pope strongly opposed Argentinian President Cristina FernĂĄndez de Kirchnerâs efforts to distribute free contraceptives, likely seeing it as part of the aforementioned âculture of death.â
On same-sex adoption: Bergoglio has called it a form of discrimination against children.