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Pope Francis Says Christians Need To Apologize To Gay People

June 27, 2016

Conservatives in the Vatican must be howling.

Pope Francis said on Sunday that Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should seek forgiveness from gay people for the way they had treated them.

In an hour-long conversation with reporters on the plane taking him back to Rome from Armenia, the pontiff was asked if he agreed with recent comments by a German Roman Catholic cardinal that the Church should apologise to gay people.

The pope recalled Church teachings, saying: “[Gay people] should not be discriminated against. They should be respected, accompanied pastorally.

“I think that the Church not only should apologise … to a gay person whom it offended but it must also apologise to the poor as well, to the women who have been exploited, to children who have been exploited by (being forced to) work. It must apologise for having blessed so many weapons

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 27, 2016 4:25 PM

    Thank you, Gregory.

  2. June 27, 2016 4:19 PM

    Peter,

    Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. This is never an easy time and I know some–as well as one can since we are all in this together in a sense–of what you are experiencing. Just give yourself the time you need for emotions and healing. Take care of yourself and those you love.

  3. June 27, 2016 4:13 PM

    My Dad is on death watch in a veterans’ home in New Jersey. A very devout Catholic who was always more liberal than I gave him credit for being, he recently told me that Pope Francis had been “sent by God.” Having long ago joined the (liberal) Protestant church, I didn’t ask him what that meant. But with each passing day, I think I have a better idea what the old man meant.

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