Africans differ over clerical blessings for same-sex couples

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12/21/2023

Homosexuality is a controversial topic in Africa, a continent where many people have strong and very conservative views on sexual orientation. Pope Francis’ recent approval of blessings for same-sex couples has left many Africans confused, triggering mixed emotions. “As a Christian I am very embarrassed. What the pope did, he represented himself not the whole of Christians,” Mary Lesiba of South Africa told DW. “How can he say he is a Christian when he is busy approving such things?” Ayeah Alain Bravo from Cameroon also shares similar discontent. “[The decision] does not make sense to me,” he said. “It makes some of us start doubting religion or feeling reluctant or trying to lose my faith.”

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