'God made you like this,' Pope reportedly tells gay man

'God made you like this,' Pope reportedly tells gay man

'God made you like this,' Pope reportedly tells gay man

Then, and other times, the pope spoke of Mary as a mediator, or someone who intercedes for us, said Dodd.

Cruz, who was abused as a child by the Rev. Fernando Karadima, Chile's most notorious pedophile priest, told the paper that his sexual orientation came up during the discussion because he has been targeted for being gay after speaking out about his abuse.

The virtue that primarily distinguishes a woman, Pope Francis said, is tenderness, like the tenderness of Mary, when she "gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger". The remarks show, though, that the Pope doesn't believe that people choose to be gay.

Francis has already said the church must study whether it's possible to ordain married men of proven faith, so-called "viri probati", to minister in remote communities facing priest shortages.

The Catholic Church teaches that because of original sin, all human beings are born with a wounded nature and sinful inclinations, which together are referred to as "concupiscence". He discussed his sexuality and being abused by a Chilean priest.

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As a practising Catholic, I find it deeply moving to have Pope Francis appear to confirm what many Catholics already know to be true: God made us just as we should be, there are no mistakes. - Pope Francis celebrated the first feast of Mary, Mother of the Church Monday saying that without the emphasis placed on motherhood, the Church would be isolated, composed of no more than "old bachelors".

In 2013, in response to a journalist's question about the "gay lobby", the Pope said, "Who am I to judge?" "But that they are called to a life of chastity". I want to live in a world where all people will be accepted - for their beliefs, their faith, their sexual orientation, their gender identity and everything else - without exception. The entire episcopate in Chile resigned after being rebuked by Francis, an unprecedented act.

Victims accused Bishop Juan Barros of having witnessed the abuse but doing nothing to stop it. Barros, who was one of those who offered to stand down, has denied the allegations.

Furthermore, 31 active bishops, in total, and three retired announced their resignation, placing the issues "in the hands of the Holy Father so that he might freely decide for each one of us".

Instead of being supported in the new claims about the Bishop, Cruz and the other victims felt despair when the Pope said that the victims' accusations were "slander", reported NPR.

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