2015-10-05

“I am a homosexual priest, happy and proud of my own identity”

The Vatican on Saturday sacked a gay priest after he came out as gay on the eve of a major meeting of bishops where the Church’s stance on homosexuality is expected to be discussed. Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa, a Polish theologian, had worked at the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican’s doctrinal arm, since 2003. He

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France ‘refusing to back down’ over sending gay ambassador to the Vatican

France is refusing to back down over the selection of an ambassador – after nominating a gay man to go to Vatican City. It emerged earlier this month that the country’s government had selected openly gay diplomat Laurent Stefanini to head to the home of the Catholic Church – which remains opposed to LGBT rights.

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Transgender man has private audience with Pope Francis

A transgender man from Spain had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday.  Hoy, a newspaper in the Extremadura region of Spain, reported that Diego Neria Lejárraga and his fiancée had a private audience with the pontiff that took place at his official residence. Neria told Francis in a letter that some of