Tag Archive | Pope Francis

Pope tells gay priests: Be celibate or leave priesthood

Pope tells gay priests: Be celibate or leave priesthood

(Reuters) Men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be admitted to the Catholic clergy, and it would be better for priests who are actively gay to leave rather than lead a double life, Pope Francis says in a new book. Francis made the comments in a book-length interview with Spanish priest Fernando Prado called “The […]

HRC Welcomes Pope Francis’ Apology to LGBTQ People

HRC Welcomes Pope Francis’ Apology to LGBTQ People

Yesterday (27th June) in response to recent comments from Pope Francis that the church should “apologize to the person who is gay whom it has offended,” the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released the following statement: “Pope Francis’ words […]

GLEN: Vatican’s Amoris Laetitia ‘A missed opportunity to tackle the architecture of homophobia’

GLEN: Vatican’s Amoris Laetitia ‘A missed opportunity to tackle the architecture of homophobia’

Pope says “De facto or same-sex unions, for example, may not be equated with marriage,” despite it being in law in Ireland for nearly a year. “This is a missed the opportunity to reflect and embrace the very positive changes in attitudes towards lesbian and gay people that have come about over the last 20 […]

US: State Department Supports Gay Ambassador Brewster In Church Homophobic Slurs Row

US: State Department Supports Gay Ambassador Brewster In Church Homophobic Slurs Row

Openly gay and married US Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, James “Wally” Brewster, has been the subject of slurs from Cardinal Nicolas De Jesus Lopez Rodriguez, Archbishop of Santo Domingo, over a period of two years. The US State Department has now had to intervene, stating that the argument underscores the need to push for […]

HRC: Pope Must Condemn Cardinal Lopez’s Anti-LGBT Slurs Against US Ambassador

HRC: Pope Must Condemn Cardinal Lopez’s Anti-LGBT Slurs Against US Ambassador

Pope Francis continues to remain silent following a series of anti-LGBT attacks unleashed by Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez against U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Wally Brewster. Two weeks ago, HRC (Human Rights Campaign) President, Chad Griffin, called on Pope Francis to condemn Cardinal Lopez’s anti-LGBT slurs and show that the Catholic Church […]

Faith Group Calls On Papal Meeting To Learn From Love Shown By Irish People

Faith Group Calls On Papal Meeting To Learn From Love Shown By Irish People

The Irish campaign group Faith in Marriage Equality (FiME) has called on the Synod on the family, which Pope Francis opened yesterday in Rome, to learn from the inclusiveness, love and understanding shown by the Irish people in the recent marriage referendum. In his opening address, Pope Francis emphasised the centrality of procreation in marriage between a man […]

Priest Comes Out As Gay, Relieved Of Duties

Priest Comes Out As Gay, Relieved Of Duties

    A Polish Catholic priest, who has come out as gay, is to be relieved of his duties, according to Vatican spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi. The priest, Monsignor Krysztof Olaf Charamsa, announced that he was gay, and called for Pope Francis to revise the church’s doctrine on homosexuality, when he held a press conference […]