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Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square during his general audience on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis fields questions from students about gender identity and LGBTQ discrimination

Jun 20, 2024

In the one-hour conversation on June 20 organized by Loyola University’s Building Bridges Initiative, Pope Francis spoke directly to students from across the Asia-Pacific region.

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Vatican Doctrine Office: Transgender-identifying People Can be Baptized, Witness Marriages

Nov 8, 2023

The Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith issued the document in response to questions from a Brazilian bishop.

Synod on Synodality spokesman Paolo Ruffini speaks to the media during a press briefing at the Vatican on Oct. 18, 2023. | Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA

Synod on Synodality: LGBT Issues, Female Diaconate Discussed in Emotional Third Week

Oct 20, 2023

The process has been driven by what the Synod on Synodality calls “active listening and speaking from the heart.”

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Threats on, Harassment of Kenyan Pro-Life Activist “unacceptable”: Catholic Entity

Oct 12, 2023

CitizenGo has condemned the harassment of their Campaigns Director for Africa and the United Nations, Ann Kioko, after she participated in a peaceful protest against the pro-homosexual ruling of the Supreme Court of Kenya.

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“Voluntarily repent and resign”: Pro-Lifers in Kenya to Pro-LGBTQ Ruling Judges

Oct 9, 2023

Pro-lifers in Kenya, including religious leaders representing different faiths and denominations, are calling on the three Kenyan Supreme Court Judges who, earlier this year, voted for the registration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer persons (LGBTQ) Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the East African nation to “voluntarily repent and resign”. 

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Mr. President, “what is your position on LGBTQ+?”: Catholic Bishop in Ghana in Open Letter

Apr 4, 2023

A Catholic Bishop in Ghana is calling upon the President of the West African nation to “unequivocally” and “unambiguously” make known his position on the controversial issue of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) in the country.

Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere of Kampala Archdiocese in Uganda. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in Uganda Awaiting “entire Bill” on Homosexuality to Give Church Position

Mar 31, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Uganda are waiting for the details of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill (AHB) that members of Parliament (MPs) recently passed to be able to give the position of the Church in the East African nation, the Local Ordinary of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese has said.

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“They call us criminals”: Catholic Pro-life Activists in Africa Decry Worldwide Arrests

Mar 29, 2023

Pro-lifers around the world are being arrested and detained unfairly for expressing their opinions on family values, activists in Africa under their umbrella organization, CitizenGO Africa, have said.

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“Seeks to destroy life”: Catholic Bishops in Kenya on Pro-homosexual Right Court Ruling

Mar 10, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have faulted the Supreme Court for its ruling to allow the registration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).

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African Catholic Activists Tell New Disney CEO to End LGBTQ “grooming” in Content

Dec 3, 2022

Members of CitizenGo Africa, the African branch of CitizenGo, which is the international Catholic activist organization, have asked Robert Iger, the newly appointed CEO of Disney, to prioritize family values at the entertainment company, and to stop pushing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) agenda in content meant for children.

German Bishops at Mass in the Papal Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls during their visit in Rome, Nov. 17, 2022 | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

As Church Allows for LGBT-employees in Germany, Vatican Publishes Concerns on Synodal Way

Nov 25, 2022

The Vatican on Thursday published the full wording of its latest warnings over another schism coming out of Germany, raising fundamental concerns and objections against the Synodal Way.

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Catholic Activists in Africa Rally for Signatures to Halt "radical" Pro-Choice Agenda

Apr 24, 2022

The African branch of the International Catholic activist organization, CitizenGo Africa, has launched a petition against Walt Disney Company for seeking to groom children to adopt radical pro-choice agenda.

Government Officials in Ghana Say No to Planned LGBTQ Meeting After Protests

Mar 13, 2020

Days after Religious leaders in Ghana raised concerns over a Pan Africa International Lesbian, Gay, Trans and Intersex Association meeting that was planned to be held in the West African country in July this year, a section of government leaders in the country have said that the meeting will not happen.

Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie of Ghana's Accra Archdiocese.

“Why Ghana”, Prelate Queries Concerning Planned Gay and Lesbian Conference

Mar 5, 2020

Following the wide circulation of a poster publicizing a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community conference in Ghana’s capital, Accra, Ghana, an Archbishop in the West African country has decried the choice of Ghana as the host country to the conference and urged Ghanaians to uphold their religious values as the society becomes "more difficult."

Catholic Bishops in Ghana after issuing the Communiqué  at the St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Cape Coast on November 15, 2019 following their Annual Plenary Assembly / Damian Avevor, Ghana

In Ghana, “Comprehensive Sexuality Education will not see the light of day”: Bishops

Nov 17, 2019

While the controversy-ridden International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) was concluding in Kenya’s capital Nairobi with 11 States issuing a joint statement faulting the organizers of manipulating the process leading to and content of the Nairobi Summit to suit pro-choice agenda, Catholic Bishops in the West African country of Ghana were deliberating, among other matters, one of the controversial and divisive issues in the Nairobi meeting: “Comprehensive Sexuality Education and LGBTQ.”