Ghana Cardinal Peter Turkson: It’s time to understand homosexuality

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11/27/2023

Homosexuality should not be a criminal offence and people should be helped to understand the issue better, a top cardinal from Ghana has told the BBC. Cardinal Peter Turkson’s comments come as parliament discusses a bill imposing harsh penalties on LGBT people. His views are at odds with Roman Catholic bishops in Ghana, who say homosexuality is “despicable”. Last month, Pope Francis suggested he would be open to having the Catholic Church bless same-sex couples.

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