Pope Francis: "Who Am I To Judge" Gay People?
On the return flight to Rome following his lengthy Brazilian visit, Pope Francis spoke for the first time about his feelings on the worldwide LGBT community.
“I have yet to find anyone who has a business card that says he is gay,” the Pope said when the topic of an alleged"gay faction" inside the Vatican came up during a plane presser.
“They say they exist. If someone is gay, who searches for the Lord and has goodwill, who am I to judge?” he added. "The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains this very well. It says they should not be marginalized because of this (orientation) but that they must be integrated into society."
"The problem is not having this orientation. We must be brothers. The problem is lobbying by this orientation, or lobbies of greedy people, political lobbies, Masonic lobbies, so many lobbies. This is the worse problem," he said.
Will the memo be passed on to bishops and cardinals around the world?