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Vatican condemns Catholic radio that said quakes were God’s wrath for gay law

Vatican condemns Catholic radio that said quakes were God’s wrath for gay law

VATICAN CITY, Nov 4 (Reuters) – The Vatican on Friday condemned a right-wing Catholic radio station that said a series of earthquakes that hit Italy in the past three months was “God’s punishment” for the country approving same-sex civil unions. “These remarks are offensive for believers and scandalous for non-believers,” Deputy Secretary of State Archbishop […]

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 […]

Vatican Document Advises More Tolerant Church for Gay Christians and Their Children

Vatican Document Advises More Tolerant Church for Gay Christians and Their Children

The Vatican has published a document yesterday, that advises the Catholic Church to be less critical of homosexuals, while also welcoming their children into the Church without prejudice.  The 75-page document, titled ‘Instrumentum Laboris’, has been prepared ahead of the synod of Catholic bishops, which is set to take place at the Vatican in October […]

Pope Welcomed To Brazil With Protests

While Pope Francis visits Brazil, gay and lesbian people are staging kiss-ins in protest of the Vatican’s anti-gay views, despite recent gay scandals taking place at the Holy See. Beijacos, or kiss-ins, have also been planned by LGBT activists ahead of the Pope’s scheduled speech this Thursday on Copacabana Beach. The LGBT community are not the […]