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Pope meets US priest criticised for ministering to gays

Pope meets US priest criticised for ministering to gays

(Reuters) – Pope Francis on Monday gave a high-profile private audience to a prominent American Jesuit priest, who has been attacked repeatedly by conservative Catholics and media outlets for ministering to homosexuals. By meeting Father James Martin during the morning, when the Pope’s meetings are part of his published schedule, instead of privately in the […]

Positive Vatican Comments Offer Opportunity for Changed Relationship with LGBT People

Positive Vatican Comments Offer Opportunity for Changed Relationship with LGBT People

The Vatican yesterday presented a document to the Synod of Bishops meeting in Rome, in the presence of Pope Francis, which contained some surprisingly positive comments on lesbian and gay people. “Homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community,” the potentially groundbreaking document reads: “Are we capable of welcoming these people, guaranteeing […]

GLEN Cautiously Welcomes Pope’s Comments on LGBT

GLEN Cautiously Welcomes Pope’s Comments on LGBT

In a recent interview for American media, Pope Francis stated that the Catholic Church has become “obsessed” with issues such as gay marriage, and called for a ‘new balance’ within the Church. Naturally, the pontiff’s comments have sparked debate within the Christian community worldwide, while many within the LGBT community have welcomed his words. Reacting […]