Then there’s this statement:
A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person? We must always consider the person. Here we enter into the mystery of the human being. In life, God accompanies persons, and we must accompany them, starting from their situation. It is necessary to accompany them with mercy. When that happens, the Holy Spirit inspires the priest to say the right thing.”
Hate the sin, love the sinner. But homosexualism is sinful, is immoral and unhealthy and we must never endorse it.
Did he really use the word ‘gay’? That word has been stolen from traditional society where it was used to connote joy, happiness, light frivolity.