Church Should Apologise to Homosexuals, Seek Forgiveness: Pope

If a person who has that condition, who has good will, and who looks for God, who are we to judge?

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Pope Francis. (Photo: AP)

Pope Francis has said Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should apologise to homosexuals and seek their forgiveness for the way they have been treated.

Speaking to reporters on Sunday, as he flew back to Rome from Armenia, the Pope was asked if he agreed with comments by German Cardinal, Reinhard Marx that the Church needed to say sorry for the way it has treated the gay community.

We Christians have to apologise for so many things, not just for this ,but we must ask for forgiveness. Not just apologise – forgiveness. The questions is, if a person who has that condition, who has good will, and who looks for God, who are we to judge?
Pope Francis

That comment was one of the first indications that the Vatican under Pope Francis’ leadership would take a more conciliatory approach to the gay community, but also prompted criticism from the Church’s more conservative members.

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