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In an apparent easing of Vatican policy, Pope Francis takes a benign stance on gay priests
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By Pat Cunningham
July 29, 2013 11:10 a.m.

This pontiff increasingly represents a departure from his two immediate predecessors, as we see HERE:

Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip.

“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” Francis asked.

His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, signed a document in 2005 that said men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests. Francis was much more conciliatory, saying gay clergymen should ...

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