Friday, July 1, 2016

Pope Benedict XVI Says He Dismantled Vatican's 'Gay Lobby', "As Pope Francis said, who am I to judge?"

... "In a new interview-book, the emeritus pope admits to the existence of such a lobby, but says it had only “four or five members” and that he’d managed to dismantle it.
Benedict XVI, Final Conversations is the title of the book to be released worldwide on September 9.This is the first time a pope, or a pope emeritus, has acknowledged on the record that the Vatican either has or had a “gay lobby”. Pope Francis reportedly said one existed soon after his election in 2013, when he had a private meeting with the leaders of the Latin American Confederation of Religious Orders (CLAR).
Yet the Vatican said that encounter was a private one, and CLAR released a statement saying the words couldn't be attributed to the pope."

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