(Crux) Pope backs apology to gays, but says it’s not just them

Pope Francis on Sunday essentially backed a cardinal’s suggestion that Christians owe LGBT persons an apology for past mistreatment or neglect, but suggested apologies are probably in order to other constituencies as well, including the poor, exploited women and divorced families.

Francis was speaking in response to a question that linked the call for an LGBT apology to the recent massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub.

The pontiff said gay persons must not be discriminated against, conceding that there are “some traditions and cultures that have a different mentality,” and said apologies are in order whenever there are “people we could have defended and we didn’t.”

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One comment on “(Crux) Pope backs apology to gays, but says it’s not just them

  1. Ad Orientem says:

    Frankly, I’m at a point where I really don’t care much about what the Red Pope says anymore.