Skip to comments.Pope Francis and the Vatican "Gay Lobby"—10 Things to Know and Share
Posted on 06/12/2013 6:39:01 AM PDT by marshmallow
Pope Francis recently made the news by, apparently, acknowledging the existence of a "gay lobby" at the Vatican.
What did he say? What did he mean? And what will he do in the future?
Here are 10 things to know and share . . .
1. What did Pope Francis say?
According to press reports, Pope Francis recently said:
"In the Curia there are holy people, truly, there are holy people. But there's also a current of corruption there's that, too, it's true.... The 'gay lobby' is spoken of, and it's true, that's there... we need to see what we can do.
2. Where and when did he say this?
According to Rocco Palmo:
The comments were purportedly made during an hourlong audience the Pope held last Thursday with the Religious Confederation of Latin America and the Caribbean (CLAR).
An unsigned "exclusive, brief synthesis" of the encounter featuring a series of pull-quotes, but not a full transcript was apparently provided to and subsequently published on Sunday afternoon by Reflexión y Liberación, a church-focused Chilean website with sympathies toward liberation theology.
These thus were not public remarks, which raises a question about their authenticity.
(Excerpt) Read more at ncregister.com ...
A pull quote from liberation theology (neo-communist) Catholics.
Item 2 could be seen as a first attempt by one group of uber-liberal group of Catholics to separate other liberal Catholics from this conservative Pope.
Unfortunately for them, it only draws more respect from conservative Christians.
Wasn’t he talking about the frescoes in the atrium?
....The comments were purportedly made during an hourlong audience the Pope held last Thursday with the Religious Confederation of Latin America and the Caribbean (CLAR)....These thus were not public remarks, which raises a question about their authenticity.
In other words, it's all speculation made by/for those with no need to know.