LGBT community cheers pope's 'God mad...

LGBT community cheers pope's 'God made you like this' remark

May 21, 2018 Read more: SFGate
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis' reported comments to a gay man that "God made you like this" have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis' desire to make gays feel welcomed and loved in the Catholic Church. Juan Carlos Cruz said Monday he spoke to Francis about his homosexuality during their meetings at the Vatican. Cruz was the main whistleblower in Chile's clerical sex abuse and cover-up scandal, and met last month with Francis to discuss it. Cruz, a victim of a predator priest, said he had been discredited by Chile's bishops for being gay and told Francis of the pain their slander caused. "He said 'Look Juan Carlos, the pope loves you this way, God made you like this and he loves you.

Start the conversation, or Read more at SFGate.

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Pope Francis Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Even the Pope's 'Supreme' Power Has Its Limits (May '18) May '18 Beaks 1
News 5 things for May 3: White House, North Korea, a... (May '18) May '18 Beaks 1
News Eye-to-eye with Pope Francis in new documentary (May '18) May '18 Beaks 1
News Pope Rihanna? Superstar channels His Holiness f... (May '18) May '18 Beaks 1
News Boy asks pope if atheist father is in heaven - ... (Apr '18) Apr '18 Razelies 1
News Pope, Jordan's King Abdullah, discuss Trump's J... (Dec '17) Jan '18 TRUTH 2
you should see all the gay retirees wearing mar... (Oct '17) Oct '17 the real thomas 1