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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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Pope Says It’s Not His Place To Judge Homosexuals

Pope Says It’s Not His Place To Judge Homosexuals

Pope Francis has offered a softer approach towards the discussion of homosexuality, a significant change in position from his predecessors. Returning from his recent trip to World Youth Day in Brazil the pontiff took questions from reporters in an unusual 80 minute discussion with reporters on his plane. His predecessor Pope Benedict XVI only ever […]

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New Pope is Anti-Gay Rights

New Pope is Anti-Gay Rights

Around the world Catholics are rejoicing the election of the first Latin-American Pope, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who will now be known as Pope Francis. 40% of the worlds Catholics reside in Latin America, Pope Francis was originally from Buenos Aires. Unfortunately (and unsurprisingly), celebrations aren’t extending as far as the queer community, the newly elected […]

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