It did not “signal a change of tone.” This has been the policy since forever.
Furthermore, the term “gay” was used because there has been a lot of publicity recently about the “gay mafia” in the Vatican. Would you rather he didn’t take this on?
It signaled a change of tone, I said nothing about a change of policy.
As far as we know, the use of the word gay was a change as well, again, nothing was said by me about not answering about the homosexual issues within the church.
It would save time if you didn’t have people having to respond to things that they aren’t posting.