31 Bishops Resign as Pope Francis Makes Shocking Statement on Gay Practices
A victim of clerical sexual abuse, Juan Carlos Cruz, has said that Pope Francis told him that God made him gay and that his sexuality “does not matter.”
Carlos Cruz a survivor of sexual abuse, spent three days with Pope Francis at the Vatican in April, in which he discussed his sexuality and the abuse he suffered at the hands of a Chilean priest.
Describing his encounter with the Pope to CNN, Cruz said: “You know Juan Carlos, that does not matter. God made you like this. God loves you like this. The Pope loves you like this and you should love yourself and not worry about what people say.”
The Pope’s stand is clearly a significant departure from the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, which considers homosexuality “objectively disordered” and contrary to God’s law.
Vatican spokesman Greg Burke told CNN on Monday: “We do not normally comment on the Pope’s private conversations.”
Fernando Karadima, the man who abused Cruz, was found guilty of abuse by the Vatican in 2011.
Last Friday, all the bishops in Chile, thirty one in number offered their resignation to Pope Francis after a three-day emergency summit at the Vatican to discuss Chile’s sex-abuse scandal.
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