LGBT community cheers pope's remark: 'God made you like this'

LGBT community cheers pope's remark: 'God made you like this'

Obviously, Pope Francis' powerfully embracing message signals a huge departure from the Catholic Church's stance on homosexuality.

According to Cruz, the pope then told him, "Juan Carlos, it doesn't matter that you are gay. You have to be happy with who you are, '" Juan Carlos Cruz, who had a private meeting with Pope Francis two weeks ago, told El País.

"He said, 'Look Juan Carlos, the pope loves you this way".

A Chilean victim of a Catholic priest's sex abuse claimed Pope Francis told him God made him gay.

Previously, Pope Francis reminded Christians at large that they owe gay people an apology for being such massive pieces of shit to them for years and years.

Wikimedia Commons/Ludovic BertronPope Francis' first broadcasted press statement in 2013, where he uttered his "Who am I to Judge?" were deemed to be the start of a new direction for the Catholic Church towards increased acceptance for gays.

Pope Francis reportedly spoke with a gay man from Chile and allegedly told him that "God made you like this".

The Argentinian Pope is no stranger to controversial comments - and he's not afraid to challenge others, or have others challenge him.

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On Friday, May 19, 34 of them resigned after meeting with Francis who berated them for failing to address the "criminal acts" of the pedophile priests in their dioceses.

"The Spirit frees hearts chained by fear", the Pope said in his homily. He discussed his sexuality and being abused by a Chilean priest. "When they say 'Oh, how great, how great, how great, ' that's not useful".

His pastoral tone, however, doesn't undermine his staunch opposition to promoting or endorsing such "tendencies", as he told reporters flying with him after his visit to Georgia and Azerbaijan in 2016. Some of these leaders have said that the opportunity to talk together about our faith has led them to question the "objectively disordered" label placed on gay people.

In his homily, Pope Francis said that in the Gospel, Mary is always described as "the Mother of Jesus", instead of "the Lady" or "the widow of Joseph": her motherliness is emphasized throughout the Gospels, beginning with the Annunciation. Not to say that it's all the same, but in each case, welcome, accompany, study, discern and integrate.

A year later, Pope Francis released the 256-page document "The Joy of Love", which encouraged individual conscience to be the guiding principle for Catholics negotiating the complexities of sex, marriage and family life.

Francis did dispatch a Vatican investigator - Archbishop Charles Scicluna to Chile in January though he continued to defend Barros - who has also maintained he was not involved in a cover-up maintain - and to say no victims had come forward against Barros.

The pontiff's reported comments will "do a lot of good", said New Ways Ministry, which opposes discrimination against LGBT people in the Catholic Church.

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