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Pope Francis

‘Won’t judge’ gay priests

29 Jul, 2013

Pope Francis says he won’t judge gay priests. To reporters on an flight returning to Italy from a visit to Brazil:

If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?

Questioned on the possible existence of a ‘gay lobby’ in the Vatican:

When I meet a gay person, I have to distinguish between their being gay and being part of a lobby. If they accept the Lord and have good will, who am I to judge them? They shouldn’t be marginalized. The tendency (to be homosexual) is not the problem. They are our brothers.