Vatican’s new view on homosexuals

The Vatican has stated that homosexuals should be accepted in the Christian community.

The Vatican has released a new document stating that homosexuals have “gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community”, and asks whether members of Catholicism are capable of welcoming same-sex couples and “guaranteeing to them a fraternal space” in the community.

Pope Francis called for a series of meetings with cardinals and bishops to discuss the Church’s approach to marriage, cohabitation and divorce, which he feels need reviewing and updating. The new document is the basis of discussion during these meetings.

While this seems like a vast change in tone from a faith, which in the past, condemned homosexuality as unnatural, the document did not state that the Catholic Church would necessarily support gay marriage or stop its condemnation of homosexual acts.

According to the document, the Church “furthermore affirms that unions between people of the same sex cannot be considered on the same footing as matrimony between man and woman.”

However, the very fact that the document was created signals a shift in perspective for the traditional and stoic Catholic Church. 

Read more at SBS.com.au





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    B5YCK
    17th Oct 2014
    12:03pm
    George, put that in your pipe and smoke it!
    particolor
    17th Oct 2014
    3:38pm
    Got a Match ?
    particolor
    17th Oct 2014
    3:36pm
    Threesome Matrimony will be Discussed at the Next Meeting ....
    PlanB
    18th Oct 2014
    8:59am
    Must be frighted of loosing money and people from the Church, they seem to alter their opinions when ever they like -- like they did with eating fish on Fridays -- they alter things to suit them selves
    particolor
    19th Oct 2014
    1:47pm
    Are they merging with Islam ?


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