How LGBTQ+ rights modified around the globe since final Pride Month | EUROtoday

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When Pope Francis grew to become the top of the Catholic Church in 2013, he quickly indicated his willingness to simply accept homosexual believers, famously saying: “Who am I to judge?” That sentiment has largely continued all through his papacy. Late final 12 months, the Vatican launched steerage stating that transgender folks may be baptized and function godparents, and later gave permission for Catholic monks to bless same-sex {couples}.

However, the church stays against same-sex marriage and nonetheless teaches that homosexuality is “intrinsically immoral and contrary to the natural law.” Even throughout the church, opposition to the pope’s comparatively extra open stance on these points stays.

The pope additionally made headlines this week after utilizing a homophobic slur to confer with homosexual males throughout a closed-door assembly with bishops. The Vatican issued a uncommon apology after the incident made headlines.

Casey Parks Kelsey Ables, Robyn Dixon, Natalia Abbakumova, Anthony Faiola and Stefano Pitrelli contributed to this report.