The Pope has met with Father James Martin in an hour long meeting, in his private library. This is where the Pope meets with heads of state and important dignitaries. Fr Martin has been a vocal supporter of LGBT rights, and has received public support from the Pope.
However, bishops are calling on the Pope to outline his position on this issue. And affirm the position of the church, which states the same-sex relationships are “gravely sinful and harmful to the well-being of those who partake in them,”
“Father Martin’s public messages create confusion among the faithful and disrupt the unity of the Church by promoting a false sense that immoral sexual behavior is acceptable under God’s law,” wrote Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, in a statement on the diocesan website.
Although the Pope has not issued a public statement, many see his meeting with Fr Martin as a message in itself. Especially as the Pope has failed to chastise the priest for his message of LGBT “affirmation”.
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