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Fox News Priest On Pope Francis

"Summarizing the pope’s comments on homosexuals in the priesthood, the AP reported: 'Francis was much more conciliatory [than Pope Benedict], saying gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten.' Pope Francis didn’t say that, and the report is wrong on so many levels. First of all, it suggests that being gay itself, is a sin. What Pope Francis really said, in response to a reporter’s question about homosexual priests who are living a celibate life was this: 'If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?' Pope Francis simply and compassionately reiterated Biblical teaching. The Bible and the Catholic Church have never taught that it is a 'sin' to be homosexual. They teach it is a sin to have homosexual sex because it goes against the laws of God’s nature, specifically his plan for human sexuality. I would hope next time Pope Francis offers to meet with the press, they would take to heart his message about fearless service and report to their readers what he actually said, rather than what they wish they had heard." - Fox News contributor Father Jonathan Morris.

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