Parents of homosexual children should not condemn them, but rather support them. These are the words Pope Francis spoke at the Vatican on Wednesday, January 26.
This is a powerful message from Pope Francis this Wednesday, January 26. In his weekly public address, the leader of 1.3 billion Catholics wanted to discuss the difficulties parents can face with their offspring, reports Reuters.
Among them, the Pope referred to the parents “who see different sexual orientations in their children” and added their questions about “how to deal with this, how to guide their children and not to hide behind a disapproving attitude”. But is this speech really as revolutionary as it could be presented?
As detailed in Huffpostthe Vatican recalled in March 2021 that the Church considers homosexuality to be ” as in “ and that she could not condone same-sex marriages. However, a few months earlier, in October 2020, the French Pope stated in a documentary entitled: francesco :
“Homosexual people have the right to be in a family, they are children of God, they have the right to a family. One cannot therefore drive anyone out of a family or make life impossible. What we need to do is a civil union law, they have the right to be legally protected. I defended this”
The Vatican is accumulating, according to Reuterscontradictory statements about homosexual believers.
So again, last month a department of the Vatican apologized for the fact that… “caused pain to the entire LGBTQ community”. In question ? The removal from its website of a link to which resources of a Catholic group defending the rights of homosexuals were listed. This page was intended to prepare a Vatican meeting to take place in 2023, the purpose of which is great as it concerns the future orientation of the Church.
By calling on the parents of gay children to support them, Pope Francis is making a powerful gesture to the entire LGBTQ+ community. But these comments should not make members of the Catholic Church forget the progress that remains to be made for this religion that still considers homosexuality “a sin”.