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POPE FRANCIS: Domestic Violence Against Women ‘Almost Satanic’

Pope Francis has said that men who commit violence against women engage in something that is “almost satanic.” He made the comment during a program broadcast in which he conversed with three women and a man, all with difficult backgrounds.

“The number of women who are beaten and abused in their homes, even by their husbands, is very, very high,” he said in answer to a question by a woman named Giovanna, a victim of domestic violence.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began nearly two years ago, the pope has several times spoken out against domestic violence, which has increased in many countries since lockdowns left many women trapped with their abusers.  

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