Pope Francis On Homosexuality – ‘Who Am I To Judge Gay Priests?’
Pope Francis has said gay people should not be judged or marginalised.
Speaking on a flight back from Brazil, he said “If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge him?”
Pope Francis took an enormous step forward for the Catholic church on Monday when he endorsed gay priests within the church during a candid, impromptu interview on the way home from Brazil aboard the papal plane…
“If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge him?… The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains this very well, It says they should not be marginalised because of this but that they must be integrated into society.”
But he condemned what he described as lobbying by gay people…
“The problem is not having this orientation, We must be brothers. The problem is lobbying by this orientation, or lobbies of greedy people, political lobbies, Masonic lobbies, so many lobbies. This is the worse problem.”
Addressing the issue of women priests, the Pope said, “The Church has spoken and says ‘no’ … that door is closed.”, but he added, ”We cannot limit the role of women in the Church to altar girls or the president of a charity, there must be more”.
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Source – Pope Francis On Homosexuality on BBC