EPA: Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi, addressed journalists on the flight back from Armenia

27 June 2016

Pope Francis has said that the Roman Catholic Church should apologise to gay people for the way it has treated them.

He told reporters that the Church had no right to judge the gay community, and should show them respect.

The pontiff also said the Church should seek forgiveness from other people it had marginalised – women, the poor, and children forced into labour.

The Pope has been hailed by many in the gay community for his positive attitude towards homosexuals.

But some conservative Catholics have criticised him for making comments they say are ambiguous about sexual morality.

Speaking to reporters on his plane returning from Armenia, the Pope said: “I will repeat what the catechism of the Church says, that they [homosexuals] should not be discriminated against, that they should be respected, accompanied pastorally.”

Pope Francis said the Church should seek forgiveness from those whom it had marginalised

 

EPA: The Pope and Armenian patriarch Catholicos Karekin II released doves of peace near Mt Ararat

“I think that the Church not only should apologise… to a gay person whom it offended…

Read more at BBC News


GodSeesEverything says

The Turkish comments were correct about Franics – he is on a CRUSADE, but it is not a Christian Crusade. For this is not a holy man.  If you ever wondered why Benedict stepped aside – it was to allow scripture to be fulfilled.


Here is the video of what he said on the plane

Thanks to Source: Edward Pentin


What does the Church really say

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Pope Francis misrepresents the Catechism on homosexuality

June 27, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – On the return flight from his visit to Armenia yesterday, Pope Francis was asked if the Church should ask forgiveness of the “gay community” for the “hate they experience.”  In response, Pope Francis cherry-picked from the Catechism teaching regarding homosexuality, misrepresenting the Church’s teaching in a manner which Pope Benedict XVI while still Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger called “neither caring nor pastoral.”

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