Pope Francis: ‘Who am I to judge’ gays?
VATICAN CITY, Jul 30 – Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, declaring that it is not his place to judge them – while also condemning the Vatican’s reported gay lobby as a “serious problem”. The remarks to journalists as he flew back to Rome from a high-profile trip to Brazil appeared to be more conciliatory towards homosexuals than his predecessor Benedict XVI. The pope had admitted in June that there was a “gay lobby” in the Vatican’s secretive administration, the Roman Curia, according to a Latin American Catholic website.
He is embroiled in allegations that he had gay relationships with male prostitutes. Gays and lesbians should be “treated with respect, compassion and sensitivity, without discrimination”, he said.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CapitalFM