Did the Pope Say the Commandments are Relative?

This question came up so I wrote about it on Patheos.

Simple answer: no! The Pope did not say the Ten Commandments are relative. Complicated answer: let’s look at how an issue in translation and assuming the worst might lead someone to that idea. To do so, we’ll examine the Pope’s words, look at the differences in meaning between Italian and English, and finish with a point on charity.

Stained glass of the Ten Commandments from St. Joseph Church in Wapakoneta, Ohio (CC BY-SA 4.0 Nheyob on Wikimedia)
Stained glass of the Ten Commandments from St. Joseph Church in Wapakoneta, Ohio (CC BY-SA 4.0 Nheyob on Wikimedia)

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