This 2008 satiric video says about itself:
Headzup: Pope Benedict And The Crime Of Being Gay
Pope Benedict is asked about the Vatican opposing a UN resolution urging nations to decriminalize homosexuality.
Read more about it here.
That was then. Now, about Pope Benedict’s successor.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
Pope Francis: Church should apologize to gay people
Pope Francis believes the Roman Catholic Church must apologize to homosexuals for the way they have been treated. On the papal plane he again told reporters that the church has no right to condemn gay people and that they deserve respect.
Francis is on his way to Vatican City from Armenia. According to the prelate forgiveness should also be asked to other groups that are excluded or ignored, such as women, the poor and children who have to perform slave labor.
The pope made his remarks after he was asked on board of his plane if he agreed with one of his advisers, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx. Who said after the shooting in the nightclub Pulse in Orlando that the church owes an apology to homosexuals.
It is not the first time that Francis himself remarks about homosexuals. He said earlier that they should not be condemned or marginalized. The official church teaching is that homosexual feelings are not sinful but homosexual acts are.
And as long as that official teaching is not changed …