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Pope Francis apologizes for his controversial phrase about homosexuals

Pope Francis apologizes for his controversial phrase about homosexuals

The Supreme Pontiff apologized to those who “felt offended.” The phrase was leaked last Monday and generated great controversy.

It didn’t take long for the apologies to arrive. Pope Francisco through a statement from the Vatican Press Room, after the controversy generated by a phrase that was leaked from the General Assembly with the Italian Bishops where the Pope asked not to admit gay seminarians into the Church: “There are already too many faggot.”

Using the term “faggot” Pope Francis “never intended to offend or express himself in homophobic terms” and “apologizes to those who have felt offended,” reported Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni.

“Pope Francis – said Bruni in response to journalists’ questions – is aware of the recently published articles about a conversation, behind closed doors, with the bishops of the Italian Episcopal Confederation (Cei). As he has had the opportunity to state on several occasions, “In the Church there is room for everyone, for everyone! Nobody is useless, nobody is superfluous, there is room for everyone. Just as we are, everyone.”

In relation to the phrase “there is already too much faggot in the church,” the statement clarified that “The Pope has never intended to offend or express himself in homophobic terms, and he apologizes to those who have felt offended by the use of a term, reported by others.”

The armored meeting that unleashed such a commotion and where Bergoglio would have used an inelegant phrase unleashing the fury of the LGBT+ Associations took place on May 20 at the opening of the General Assembly of the Italian curia.

According to some of the prelates who participated in the meeting, which was characterized by a dialogue made up of questions and answers, the Pope advised the Italian bishops not to admit openly homosexual people into the seminary, respecting all people regardless of their orientation. sexual, adding a joke about the fact that there is already too much “frociaggine” in the seminars. The use of a term, now specified by the Holy See, referred to by others.

Pope Francis displaced the archbishop of La Plata

In the last few hours, it was also announced that The archbishop of La Plata, Gabriel Mestre, resigned from his position just a few months after taking office. His resignation was published by the Vatican in the Official Gazette, where he noted: “The Holy Father has accepted the resignation of the pastoral government of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of La Plata (Argentina), presented by His Excellency Most Reverend Monsignor Gabriel Antonio Mestre”.

Then, through a letter, the archbishop said that he was summoned in Rome for “discuss some aspects of the Diocese of Mar del Plata.” And he added: “After confronting some different perceptions with what happened in the Diocese of Mar del Plata from November 2023 to the present, Pope Francis asked me to resign from the La Plata see“.

Source: Ambito

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