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

“If a young man wants to enter the seminary and has a homosexual tendency: stop him”: Pope Francis Quoted again

Jun 12, 2024

The pope said there was “an air of faggotry” at the Vatican, according to reports.

Pope Francis meets with members of the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF) on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. | Credit: Vatican Media

Africa a “special case”, Small Ideological Groups Oppose Same-sex Blessings: Pope Francis

Jan 29, 2024

Pope Francis suggested that the opposition to the Vatican’s approval of nonliturgical blessings for same-sex couples mostly comes from “small ideological groups.”

Rev. Eugene F. Rivers III. | Credit: Ben P L from Provo, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Black Pentecostal Leader Urges Pope to Withdraw Same-sex Blessing Document

Dec 29, 2023

A prominent black Pentecostal leader is voicing his “solidarity” with African Catholics and urging Pope Francis to withdraw the new same-sex blessing guidelines.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB). Credit: Presidency of Benin

Homosexuality “contrary to God's will since the creation of the world”: Bishops in Benin

Dec 22, 2023

Same-sex tendencies and practices are in contravention of the will of God from creation, Catholic Bishops in Benin have said. 

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: KCCB

Catholic Bishops in Kenya Defend Fiducia Supplicans, Say Not Endorsing Same-sex Marriages

Dec 20, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have defended Fiducia Supplicans, the Vatican declaration on the possibility of blessing “same-sex couples” and couples in other “irregular situations”, which the Dicastery for the Doctrine of Faith (DDF) released on Monday, December 18.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). Credit: ECM

“Blessings for same sex unions of any kind are not permitted in Malawi”: Catholic Bishops

Dec 19, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Malawi have prohibited the implementation of the Vatican declaration on the blessing of “same-sex couples” and couples in other “irregular situations”, which the Dicastery for the Doctrine of Faith (DDF) released on Monday, December 18 under the title, Fiducia Supplicans.

Pope Francis at the Synod on Synodality’s closing Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 29, 2023. | Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Talks Synod on Synodality and Homosexuality in New Interview

Nov 2, 2023

Asked about the synod assembly’s discussion of homosexuality, Pope Francis said: “When I say ‘everyone, everyone, everyone,’ [I’m speaking about] people.”

Father Hans Zollner. | Credit: Daniel Ibáñez / ACI Prensa

Celibacy is not a Direct Cause of Sexual Abuse, Jesuit Expert Says

Sep 29, 2023

The psychologist said that “celibacy is not a direct cause of abuse; what can become a risk factor is a ministry poorly lived and not fully accepted.” 

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. 

L-R: Francis Cardinal Arinze, Archbishop Andrew Nkea, Wilfred 
 Cardinal Napier, and Archbishop Charles Gabriel Palmer- Buckle are among signatories to the letter. Credit: Courtesy Photo

African Bishops among Signatories Warning of German Synodal Path’s “potential for schism”

Apr 12, 2022

African Catholic Bishops are among dozens of Church leaders who have signed a "fraternal open letter to our brother bishops in Germany”, making known their “growing concern about” the "Synodal Path" and its “potential for schism”.

Archbishop Philip Naameh of Ghana's Tamale Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Archbishop in Ghana Dismisses as "false” CNN Report Quoting Him on Homosexuality

Oct 12, 2021

The October 8 CNN report quoting Archbishop Philip Naameh as saying that the West African country risks becoming a Muslim-majority nation if homosexual practices are allowed, is false, the Catholic Church leader has said. 

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Catholic Laity in Ghana Express Solidarity with Bishops against Homosexuality Proponents

Mar 14, 2021

Members of the Catholic Laity Council in Ghana have expressed solidarity with Catholic Bishops in the West African nation against homosexuality proponents who are allegedly attempting to institutionalize and legitimize the practice in the country.

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Catholic Bishops in Ghana Clarify Remarks Condemning Homosexuality amid Controversy

Feb 26, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have, in a collective statement, sought to clarify their remarks condemning the push for homosexuality in the West African country after their recent statement stirred controversy among proponents of homosexuality.

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Catholic Bishops in Ghana “condemn” Homosexuality Proponents, Seek Government’s Stance

Feb 19, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have condemned proponents of homosexuality in the West African nation and urged government authorities "to state unambiguously their position on the matter."

Charles Kanjema, Chairman Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF) during Friday's press conference in Kenya's capital Nairobi.

Majority of Kenyans Opposed to Legalization of Abortion, Homosexuality, Study Shows

Aug 28, 2020

A study commissioned by the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF) to assess citizens’ perception of abortion has established that majority of people in the East African nation are opposed to attempts to legalize termination of pregnancy. 

Some Gabonese protesting against the bill to decriminalize homosexuality in the country.

Clerics in Gabon Want President to “renounce Bill” Seeking to Decriminalize Homosexuality

Jul 3, 2020

Catholic Priests serving in the Central African nation of Gabon have, in a collective statement,  reached out to the country’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba asking him to renounce the promulgation of the controversial bill that seeks to decriminalize homosexuality.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Gabon.

Bill to Decriminalize Homosexuality in Gabon a “danger for children, homosexuals”: Bishops

Jun 25, 2020

Catholic Church leaders in Gabon have reacted to the decision by members of the National Assembly to decriminalize homosexuality saying the vote represents “a danger for our children and for homosexuals themselves.”

A section of Ghanaian Bishops - Conference opposed to Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) syllabus

Proposed Comprehensive Sexuality Education Way to Introduce Homosexuality: Ghana Bishops

Oct 2, 2019

The proposed Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) syllabus that seeks to teach sexuality at basic education levels in Ghana is being opposed by the country’s Catholic bishops who are interpreting the move as a subtle way of introducing homosexuality to school-going children.