These are external links and will open in a new window. Pope Francis has said gay people should not be marginalised but integrated into society. Speaking to reporters on a flight back from Brazil, he reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church's position that homosexual acts were sinful, but homosexual orientation was not. He also said he wanted a greater role for women in the Church, but insisted they could not be priests.
Vatican silent over French gay ambassador
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These are external links and will open in a new window. The Vatican has declined to comment on reports that it has not accepted a new French ambassador because he is gay. It normally takes about a month for an appointment to be approved, but three months on the Vatican has kept a diplomatic silence. In , France proposed an openly gay diplomat to be its ambassador at the Vatican but was forced to choose another after months of silence. The French Catholic newspaper La Croix reports that the Vatican has indicated the posting is unacceptable.
Pope says Christians should apologize to gay people
During a press conference aboard the papal plane en route from Armenia, Pope Francis called for an apology to gay people and other groups marginalized or offended by the church. Which, if we're being honest, is a lot of people. Pope Francis was asked if he agreed. Marx had previously said at a conference in Dublin that the church must apologize for consistently marginalizing gay people for
A survivor of clerical sexual abuse has said Pope Francis told him that God had made him gay and loved him, in arguably the most strikingly accepting comments about homosexuality to be uttered by the leader of the Roman Catholic church. The pope loves you like this. Now 87, Fernando Karadima, the man who abused Cruz, was found guilty of abuse by the Vatican in The new remarks appear to go much further in embracing homosexuality as a sexual orientation that is designed and bestowed by God.