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Call for Australia’s Catholic bishops to show support for LGBTIQ people

Call for Australia’s Catholic bishops to show support for LGBTIQ people

National LGBTIQ advocacy organisation, just.equal, has called on Australia’s Catholic bishops to repudiate LGBTIQ conversion practices and embrace discrimination protections for LGBTIQ people. The call comes in the wake of Pope Francis declaring his support for same-sex civil unions and LGBTIQ inclusion. Just.equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome said now is a time for Australia’s Catholic leaders […]

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Equal Voices welcome Pope Francis’ comments supporting civil unions

Equal Voices welcome Pope Francis’ comments supporting civil unions

Equal Voices, an Australian ecumenical network supporting justice and inclusion of LGBTIQA+ people in church and civil society, has welcomed Pope Francis’ comments in the documentary, Francesco, that support the rights of LGBT people. “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They are children of God and have a right to […]

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Pope Francis shows support for same-sex unions, not marriage

Pope Francis shows support for same-sex unions, not marriage

Pope Francis has declared his support for same-sex unions in a new documentary. Francesco, from director Evgeny Afineevsky, explores the life and teaching of Pope Francis, and these particular comments are causing a stir around the world. “Homosexual people have a right to be in a family,” the Pope says in the film. “What we […]

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Pope Francis tells gay man that God made him as he is

Pope Francis tells gay man that God made him as he is

Pope Francis has reportedly told a victim of sexual abuse that he should not worry about being gay because God made him the way he is, and loves him as he is. Juan Carlos Cruz, spoke privately with the pope last week about the abuse he suffered at the hands of one of Chile’s most […]

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Pope Francis says the Catholic Church should be less judgemental

Pope Francis says the Catholic Church should be less judgemental

Pope Francis has released his “apostolic exhortation” a 260 page document outlining the future direction of the Catholic Church. Titled ‘One Love in the Family’ it contains a range of advise for clergyman and their congregations. The pope said the church’s position on gay couples married remained unchanged but urged priests to be more open […]

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Defrocked Vatican priest condemns Church for “violent homophobia”

Defrocked Vatican priest condemns Church for “violent homophobia”

A long-serving Vatican priest who was recently defrocked for coming out has written an incendiary letter to Pope Francis condemning the Church for its treatment of LGBT people. Monsignore Krzysztof Charamsa, who provided a copy of his letter to the BBC, has accused the Roman Catholic Church of making the lives of LGBTIQ Catholics “hell”. […]

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Vatican Makes Progress on Acceptance of Gay Parishioners

Vatican Makes Progress on Acceptance of Gay Parishioners

The Roman Catholic Church appears to have adopted a more conciliatory tone towards homosexual people in a document revealed at the Pope’s synod this week. A synod is a meeting of the church called to discuss doctrine. Pope Francis had called a two week long synod to take place with bishops representing the Catholic Church […]

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Catholic Meetings May Pave the Way for Acceptance

Catholic Meetings May Pave the Way for Acceptance

Pope Francis has called a meeting of bishops from around the world to review church teaching on family and marriage. The meeting, called a synod, will have leaders of the Catholic church discussing the gap between what the Church teaches regarding issues such as divorce, premarital sex, contraception and homosexuality and what their followers actually […]

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New Spanish Cardinal Claims Homosexuality is a Curable ‘Defect’

New Spanish Cardinal Claims Homosexuality is a Curable ‘Defect’

Pope Francis’ newly appointed Spanish Cardinal has made claims that homosexuality is a “defect” that can be “cured”, it has been reported. Archbishop of Pamplona Fernando Sebastián, who will take his post as the Vatican’s newest cardinal in February, make his views known to Spanish newspaper “Diaro Sur”. “Homosexuality is a defective manner of expressing […]

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Pope Francis Signals Change of Tone for Catholic Church

Pope Francis Signals Change of Tone for Catholic Church

Pope Francis has signaled a change in tone for the Catholic Church. The pontiff has called for a “new balance” is the church’s teachings urging that people should not be condemned over homosexuality, abortions or contraception. The Pope put forward a softer approach to the church’s most controversial topics in a long interview that was […]

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