Pope Francis apologizes after being accused of utilizing slur for homosexual males | EUROtoday

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ROME — Pope Francis on Tuesday issued a uncommon apology after he was accused of utilizing a extremely pejorative slur to confer with homosexual males in a closed-door session with bishops final week.

The pope’s alternative of phrases, reported by main Italian information retailers and confirmed to The Washington Post by a senior Vatican official, appeared to run counter to his efforts to thaw the connection between the Catholic church and the LGBTQ+ neighborhood. Since he first declared “who am I to judge” shortly after changing into pope in 2013, Francis has gone additional than any pontiff in constructing bridges to homosexual Catholics.