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LGBTI Rights in Vatican


ADDED ON: 11/16/2019

Pope compares politicians who rage against gays to Hitler

Pope Francis said on Friday politicians who rage against homosexuals, gypsies and Jews remind him of Hitler. “It is not coincidental that at times there is a resurgence of symbols typical of…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2019

Pope meets U.S. priest attacked by conservatives for ministering to gays

Pope Francis on Monday gave a high-profile private audience to a prominent American Jesuit priest who has been attacked repeatedly by conservative Catholics and media outlets for ministering to homosexuals. By meeting…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2019

Struggle among progress as countries restrict LGBTQ rights

The world has been transformed in many ways in the 50 years since the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, with major shifts in the past decade alone on every continent. Same-sex marriage…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2019

Vatican issues guidance questioning modern gender identity

The Vatican has released a new document challenging modern conceptions of gender identity. The 31-page teaching guidance, released on Monday, is titled Male and Female He Created Them. It speaks of an…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2019

“We exist”, gays say in message to Pope Francis in Panama

A long and tender kiss between two women in downtown Panama on Friday was a quiet but symbolic message from the LGBT community to the visiting Pope Francis: "We exist!" Samirah Armengol…

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ADDED ON: 12/04/2018

This Pope Francis Interview About Gay Priests Speaks Volumes About The Church’s Stance

In an excerpt of a new book released on Saturday in Italy, Pope Francis made the church's stance on gay priests clear: they should not, in his opinion, be accepted into the…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2018

Why LGBT Catholics want to change attitudes in Italy

Coming out can be challenging for young people across the globe - but in Italy many young Catholics are struggling with negative attitudes from both their communities and their churches. While some…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2018

How the Catholic ‘Alt-Right’ Aims to Purge LGBTQ Members from the Church

Websites like Church Militant, LifeSite News and the Lepanto Institute are ratcheting up the rhetoric with personal attacks on supporters of gay Catholics.  The call for action against the "Forces of Organized Perversion"…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2018

Catholics Call for Change on LGBT Issues

A majority of Catholics want the Church to reconsider its teaching on LGBT issues, a new poll launched in Rome yesterday has revealed. A total of 9,606 people were surveyed across Brazil,…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2018

Vatican Erases Pope’s Remarks About Psychiatric Help for Gay Children

The Vatican has rolled back on a recommendation by Pope Francis that parents seek psychiatric help for children who show homosexual tendencies. The pope made the comments to journalists as he was flying back…

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ADDED ON: 08/26/2018

Irish Prime Minister Raises LGBTI Issues During Papal Visit

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar raised LGBTI-specific issues during Pope Francis’ two-day visit to the country. Varadkar, who is openly gay, on Saturday in a speech in front of Francis at Dublin Castle pointed out…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2018

At World Meeting of Families, Catholic Leaders Address Sex Abuse Scandal, LGBT Inclusion

A range of challenges to family life in the 21st century — from poor communication and alienation to sexual misconduct and the treatment of LGBT persons — dominated conversation at the Catholic…

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