Church teaching on homosexuality

Pope Francis meets with priests of the Diocese of Rome at the Salesian Pontifical University on June 11, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

Vatican: Pope Francis Speaks again about the Admission of Homosexuals to Seminaries

Jun 11, 2024

The Vatican Press Office reported that during a closed-door meeting, the pope returned to the topic of the admission of men “with homosexual tendencies to seminaries.”

Cardinal Pietro Parolin. | Claude Truong-Ngoc via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Vatican Draws Line on Women’s Ordination and Homosexuality in New Letter to German Bishops

Nov 24, 2023

The Vatican has informed German bishops in writing that the ordination of women and changes in the Church’s teaching on homosexuality cannot be subjects of discussion in the upcoming meetings with delegates of the German Synodal Way in Rome.

Pope Francis speaks to the media on Feb. 5, 2023, during his return flight to Rome from his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis’ In-flight Press Conference: God Accompanies People with Same-sex Attraction

Feb 5, 2023

On his return flight from South Sudan on Sunday, Pope Francis said that God loves and accompanies people with same-sex attraction. 

Pope Francis speaks at his general audience in Paul VI Hall on Jan. 18, 2023. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Clarifies Comments on sin and Homosexuality

Jan 28, 2023

Pope Francis has written a letter to clarify his comments on sin and homosexuality from a recent interview with the Associated Press.

Pope Francis speaking at the general audience at the Vatican, Dec. 21, 2022. | Vatican Media

"Being homosexual is not a crime," Pope Francis Reiterates in New Interview

Jan 25, 2023

Pope Francis has reiterated that homosexuality is “not a crime” in a new interview published Wednesday.

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Catholic Bishops in Belgium Defy Vatican, Publish Ceremony for Blessing Same-sex Unions

Sep 20, 2022

In open defiance of the Vatican, Catholic bishops in Belgium on Tuesday announced the introduction of blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples in their dioceses. 

Cardinal Mario Grech speaking at the press conference in the Vatican on Aug. 26, 2022. Vatican Media / YouTube Channel

Only Holy Spirit Will "hijack" Synod on Synodality: Cardinal at Vatican Press Conference

Aug 26, 2022

At a press conference in the Vatican on Friday, two cardinals introduced the “continental phase” of the Catholic Church’s Synod on Synodality — and assured journalists that the only one "hijacking" this synod will be the Holy Spirit.