Pope Calls for Church to Apologize to LGBT People and Others Who Have Been Marginalized

The statement referred to in this article was from the in-flight news conference on the return flight from Rome after the Pope’s trip to Armenia this weekend.  To read the full press conference click HERE….reyanna

By Francis DeBernardo              June 26, 2016             Bondings 2.0 on-line

No pope has said more welcoming words to LGBT people than Pope Francis’ recommendation today that the Church–indeed all Christians–should apologize for the harm religious traditions have caused to LGBT people.  The pope’s statement was simple, yet powerful, and it fell from his lips so easily.  The simplicity of his language will provide an immense blessing of healing and reconciliation to LGBT people and Catholics who support them, who have been waiting decades to hear such a simple, honest statement from the Vatican.

[You can read the pope’s statement by clicking here.]

This step by Pope Francis shows that Church leaders can and should admit when they have been wrong, especially when their wrongs cause people tremendous and unnecessary harm.

To continue reading click HERE.

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