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Added on: 02/08/2024
02/07/2024
VATICAN CITY, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Pope Francis said he sees “hypocrisy” in criticism of his decision to allow priests to bless same-sex couples, possibly his most…

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Added on: 01/30/2024
01/29/2024
Pope Francis said in an interview published on Monday that Africans were a “special case” in the opposition of bishops and many other people in the continent…

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Added on: 01/28/2024
01/27/2024
Pope Francis on Friday defended a Vatican document on blessings for same-sex couples but said they were not an approval of a lifestyle the Church sees as…

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Added on: 01/15/2024
01/14/2024
ROME, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday defended a landmark decision approving blessings for same-sex couples, suggesting that those in the Catholic Church who have…

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Added on: 01/14/2024
01/13/2024
The Vatican’s recent decision to start blessing gay couples is about blessing individual people and not LGBT groups, Pope Francis said Saturday amid a backlash against the…

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Added on: 01/05/2024
01/04/2024
VATICAN CITY, Jan 4 (Reuters) – The Vatican on Thursday moved to calm Catholic bishops in some countries who have balked over last month’s approval of blessings…

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Added on: 12/27/2023
Pope Francis urged Vatican officials to avoid “rigid ideological positions” in a speech days after his recent approval of blessings for same-sex couples. Addressing the Holy See…

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Added on: 12/24/2023
12/23/2023
Di Archbishop Emeritus of Abuja for Nigeria say one document wey Pope Francis approve regarding blessing of same sex couples don dey misinterpreted. Di document wey di…

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Added on: 12/19/2023
The Vatican’s doctrinal office has officially declared it possible for Catholic priests to bless same-sex unions and divorced and remarried couples, under the condition that the blessings…

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Added on: 11/09/2023
11/08/2023
VATICAN CITY, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Transgender people can be godparents at Roman Catholic baptisms, witnesses at religious weddings and receive baptism themselves, the Vatican’s doctrinal office…

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Added on: 10/05/2023
10/04/2023
Pope Francis has suggested there could be ways to bless same-sex unions, responding to five conservative cardinals who challenged him to affirm church teaching on homosexuality ahead…

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Added on: 10/03/2023
10/02/2023
Pope Francis suggested it may be possible to bless same-sex unions in a newly public response to cardinals who questioned the pope’s affirmation of the LGBTQ community…

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Added on: 09/10/2023
Sixty groups forming an Ibero-American Catholic LGBTQ+ network have written to Pope Francis asking for LGBTQ+ people to be directly involved in the Synod assembly next month,…

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Added on: 08/07/2023
08/06/2023
Pope Francis says the Catholic Church is open to everyone, including the gay community, and that it has a duty to accompany them on a personal path…

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Added on: 10/28/2022
The Vatican released the latest working document for the Synod on Synodality yesterday, which included LGBTQ+ issues at two points. The document is a signal for LGBTQ+…

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Added on: 06/12/2022
Jo Moses
Alturi Contributor
Those who leave the Catholic Church for ideological reasons will often fall back on the same sentiments, sentiments that the Church, maybe even organized religion as a…

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Added on: 01/07/2022
In another sign of support for L.G.B.T. Catholics and those who advocate on their behalf, Pope Francis sent a handwritten letter on Dec. 10 to Jeannine Gramick,…

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Added on: 12/14/2021
12/13/2021
A Vatican department has apologised for “causing pain to the entire LGBTQ community” by removing from its website a link to resource material from a Catholic gay…

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Added on: 03/30/2021
The Vatican’s recent decree banning Catholic priests from blessing same-sex marriages has stoked fear among the LGBT community in countries across Africa, where gay people are routinely…

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Added on: 03/23/2021
03/22/20201
More than 230 professors of Catholic theology in Germany and other countries where German is spoken have signed a statement protesting the Vatican’s recent pronouncement that priests…

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Added on: 03/17/2021
03/16/2021
The Vatican’s declaration that same-sex unions are a sin the Roman Catholic Church cannot bless was no surprise for LGBTQ Catholics in the United States — yet…

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Added on: 12/27/2020
12/27/2020
Pope Francis on Sunday proclaimed an upcoming year dedicated to the family as he doubled down on one of his papal priorities and urged renewed attention to…

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Added on: 10/24/2020
Janine Scott-dos Santos said she hesitated and prayed about the possibility of legalizing her relationship with her long-time partner. South Africa, where Ms. Scott-dos Santos lives with…

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Added on: 10/22/2020
10/21/2020
Pope Francis has given his most explicit support to same-sex civil unions in a move that is likely to further enrage his conservative opponents in the Catholic…

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Added on: 09/19/2020
09/18/2020
Pope Francis has told the parents of gay children that God loves them “as they are” because they are “the children of God”. His remarks came following…

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Added on: 05/02/2020
05/01/2020
Sex workers, particularly those who are undocumented, have been badly hit by the pandemic as many are unable to work or claim benefits. This was the case…

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Added on: 12/24/2019
The Vatican has reinstated a homosexual Dutch cleric dismissed by his bishop for violating his priestly vow of celibacy. Father Pierre Valkering told Dutch radio earlier this…

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Added on: 11/16/2019
11/15/2019
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…

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Added on: 10/01/2019
09/30/2019
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…

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Added on: 06/23/2019
06/23/2019
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…