Pope canvasses support for gay and lesbian

Pope Francis hasn’t ceased to amaze people! Very pragmatic at heart, also very easily misunderstood.

pope-francis2-400x215Pope Francis has on Friday charged churches around the world to show arms of love to gay and lesbian.

The pontiff called on churches to be more tolerant in practice, while not changing any official doctrines.

He emphasizes that  ‘unjust discrimination’ against gay men and lesbians is unacceptable, downplays the idea of  living in sin, and suggests that priests should use their own discretion on whether divorced Catholics in new marriages can take Communion.

He urged priests around the world to be more accepting of gay men and lesbians, divorced Catholics and other people living in what the church considers “irregular” situations.

According to him, “A pastor cannot feel that it is enough simply to apply moral laws … as if they were stones to throw at people’s lives.

 “By thinking that everything is black and white, we sometimes close off the way of grace and growth,” he writes.
 

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  • harrison

    the word of God must come true,devil in human incanate will sit in God’s house & claim to be God

     
 

 

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