Pope Francis Talks About Gays, Women Priests and Vatican Bank

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According to RomeReports, Pope Francis kept his promise to speak to the Vatican Press Corps on his journey back to Rome. And for over an hour Francis held a no holds bare press conference “where nothing was off limits. For the first time he talked about controversial issues like the role of women in the Church, the Vatican Bank and he even talked about the so called ‘gay lobby.'”

On the Gay Lobby, Francis said:

“Quite a lot has been published about the gay lobby. I have yet to find someone who introduces himself at the Vatican, with a ‘gay ID card.’ In these situations, it’s important to distinguish between a gay person and a gay lobby, because having a lobby is never good. If a gay person, is a person of good will who seeks God, who am I to judge? The catechism of the Church…

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4 Responses to “Pope Francis Talks About Gays, Women Priests and Vatican Bank”


  1. 1 Susan L Daniels July 29, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Thanks for sharing this.

  2. 2 Noel Ihebuzor July 30, 2013 at 10:11 am

    It was worth saying and also worth sharing. Jesus welcomed all. His message was one of inclusion, and not of exclusion..

  3. 3 readinpleasure July 30, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Yes, but the pope’s stance is ambiguous. I read in the newspapers over here that the homosexual act is a sin, but homosexual orientation is not. Hogwash! Homosexuality is either a sin or it is not. How can one be homosexually oriented and not be practicing. Are they two separate things?

  4. 4 Noel Ihebuzor July 30, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Celestine,
    One can hate sin but still consider the sinner worthy of God’s love! “Odo” is freely given, embracing and encompassing.


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