Pope Says Gays Should Not Be Judged

Pope Francis, who emerged from the balcony at St. Peter's Cathedral in Vatican City as the new Pope back in March (replacing Benedict XVI), also defended the gay community from discrimination and emphasized the Catholic Church's universal Catechism, which says that while homosexual orientation is not sinful, homosexual acts are.

“If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge him?” Pope Francis asked in Italian.

“The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains this very well. It says they should not be marginalized because of this (orientation) but that they must be integrated into society.”

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