” said that the “worst sin is insensitivity and hardness of heart.”
Really? Worse than child rape and murder? Worse than cannibalism? Worse than genocide? Worse than starting a bloody war for personal aggrandizement and enrichment, as Saddam did at least twice?
The “worst” sin? Really?
I can’t believe he said that. Matter of fact, I don’t think I will believe it until I see it reliably corroborated.
I agree that one can’t take a news source at face value.
On the other hand, one might also say that all the sins you mention are manifestations of “insensitivity and hardness of heart.”
“Insensitivity” has become a “cringe word,” I have to admit (and goodness what the Pope really said, in whatever language he used :-). However, “hardness of heart” is a central Gospel theme, and also found in the Old Testament, as a source and result of sin.
From that sin all others come out. Without insensitivity, there is not the looking at people like they are things. Without hardness of heart, there is not the willingness to use a person in rape. They are the roots of much evil.