Pope Says He Won't Judge Gay Priests - WSPA.com

In a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference the pope said, "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?"In a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference the pope said, "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?"

In a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference the pope said, "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?"

Pope Says He Won't Judge Gay Priests

Posted: Updated:
ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRCRAFT -

Pope Francis is reaching out to gays, saying he won't judge priests for their sexual orientation. In a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference the pope said, "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?"

Francis' predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, signed a document in 2005 that said men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests. Francis has been much more conciliatory, saying gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten.

Francis' remarks came today during a plane journey back to the Vatican from his first foreign trip in Brazil.

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Oconee Co Deputies Investigating Suspicious Death In Westminster

    Oconee Co Deputies Investigating Suspicious Death In Westminster

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:05 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:05:09 GMT
    Investigators along with the county coroner are working to determine a cause of death. Investigators along with the county coroner are working to determine a cause of death.
    Oconee County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a suspicious death in Westminster Tuesday.
    Oconee County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a suspicious death in Westminster Tuesday.
  • Body Found In Lake Hartwell ID'd To Be Missing Person

    Body Found In Lake Hartwell ID'd To Be Missing Person

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:02:44 GMT
    Courtesy: US Army Corps Of EngineersCourtesy: US Army Corps Of Engineers
    Clemson City Police are investigating after a body found in Lake Hartwell was identified as James Davis, a missing person from Clemson. 
    Clemson City Police are investigating after a body found in Lake Hartwell was identified as James Davis, a missing person from Clemson. 
  • Local Teen Heading to Grand Finale In Food Network Competition

    Local Teen Heading to Grand Finale In Food Network Competition

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:39 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:39:06 GMT
    Wren High School's Tommi Rae won the Food Network show, Chopped Teen Challenge, on Tuesday. She is now heading to the grand finale, which airs August 12th on Food Network.
    Wren High School's Tommi Rae won the Food Network show, Chopped Teen Challenge, on Tuesday. She is now heading to the grand finale, which airs August 12th on Food Network.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.