Some have/are reading more into what the Pope said, than he actually said. Every homosexual is welcome in the church as long as he does not act on his homosexual nature. You can be one but don’t do it, is what that means. Priests who are straight are welcome as long as they don’t act on their straight nature. Be straight but don’t do it. It is the “doing” that is the sin, not being homosexual or straight. Don’t commit that sin and you are welcome.
Isn’t what he said a very warm and embracing way of reversing what the Pope said in 2005?