Pope Francis on Monday said that he's not in a position to judge
“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good
will, who am I to judge? Francis rhetorically asked reporters aboard
the papal aircraft on the journey back to the Vatican from his first
foreign trip to Brazil.
Reporters raised allegations made by Italian news weekly
L'Espresso that a trusted monsignor had a scandalous gay past.
He responded that his investigation found no evidence to back up
the paper's claims.
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The Holy Father added that gay people should not be marginalized.
“The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains this very well.
It says they should not be marginalized because of this [sexual
orientation] but that they must be integrated into society,” the
“The problem is not having this orientation. We must be
brothers. The problem is lobbying by this orientation, or lobbies of
greedy people, political lobbies, Masonic lobbies, so many lobbies.
This is the worse problem.”