Pope Francis Used Offensive Word Against LGBT Community, Report Claims 1

Pope Francis Used Offensive Word Against LGBT Community, Report Claims

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The Pope has used an offensive word against the LGBT community as he reiterated his stance towards gay people shouldn’t become priests. This is according to a report by the Italian media.

The pope is believed to have made the remark in a closed-door meeting with Italian bishops. This is according to La Repubblica and Corriere della Sera, the country’s largest newspaper.

The two quoted Pope Francis as using a vulgar term when describing priesthood colleges as too full of homosexuality. The Vatican is yet to comment on the reports.

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The incident that’s said to have happened on 20th May was first reported by political gossip website Dagospia when the Italian Bishops Conference held a meeting with the Pope.

La Republica based its story on unnamed sources while Corriere cited unnamed bishops who claimed that the Pope an Argentine may have not realized that the Italian term is offensive. The 87-year-old has been hailed for leading the Roman Catholic church to take a welcoming approach towards the LGBT community.

At the beginning of his papacy in 2013, he shared, “If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge?” Last year he allowed priests to bless same-sex couples triggering a lot of backlash from the social media community. In 2018, the Pope told Italian Bishops to vet priesthood applicants and to dismiss any suspected homosexuals.

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