Pope Francis says homosexuality “is not a crime,” but gay sex is “a sin”

Rome — Pope Francis has called laws criminalizing homosexuality as fundamentally “unfair,” making it clear that in the mind of the leader of the Catholic Church, “being homosexual is not a crime.” The pontiff addressed discrimination against the LGBTQ community, his own health and future plans, and the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, among … Read more

How Pope Benedict ignored Vatican responsibility for child sex abuse in Ireland – The Irish Times

It was April 19th, 2005, and the Cardinal Archbishop of Dublin Desmond Connell was both euphoric and exhausted. The conclave, which concluded some time earlier, had elected Benedict XVI as Pope and, at the Irish College in Rome, Cardinal Connell told the media it was “the most memorable experience of my life”. He and the … Read more