Pope Franciselected inhas repeatedly spoken about the need for the Catholic Church to welcome and love all people regardless of sexual orientation. On 27 August Pope Francis press statement declares, that homosexuality is not an illness. Views Read Edit View history. On 2 OctoberPope Francis spoke in favor of pastoral care for and including transgender Catholics in the church, stating priests should "accompany them spiritually" and that they should never be turned away, even if they have undergone gender transition and sex-reassignment operations. Even being gay, which the Catholic Church calls an "inclination," is "objectively disordered," according to the church. Pope told me 'God made you like that'.
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Speaking about gay people inhe said that "the key is for the church to welcome, not exclude and show mercy, not condemnation. Pope told me 'God made you like that' Sign up to our daily bulletin, magazine preview and US weekly. Several LGBT groups welcomed the comments, noting that this was the first time a pope had used the word "gay" in public, and had also accepted the existence of gay people as a recognizable part of the Catholic Church community. The bishops will "consider concrete solutions," Francis said, "to the many difficult and significant challenges facing families in our time. About sexual activity, the Catholic catechism says: Retrieved 27 March
Religion and LGBT people. Archived from the original on 18 May Please Log in or Subscribe. By clicking 'Accept' you agree to this use of data. Retrieved 6 March Retrieved 27 August How can we proclaim Christ to these boys and girls?