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Pope: Homosexuality not a crime

Pope Francis speaks during an interview with AP at the Vatican yesterday. Photo: Domenico Stinellis/AP

(Source Axios AM):

     Pope Francis called laws that criminalize homosexuality “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are. He called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church.

Why it matters: 67 countries or jurisdictions worldwide criminalize consensual same-sex sexual activity, 11 of which can or do impose the death penalty, according to The Human Dignity Trust.

The pope said the Catholic Church should work to put an end to such laws: “It must do this. It must do this.”

     Francis said bishops need to “have a process of conversion” and should apply “tenderness, please, as God has for each one of us.”


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