The Pope is urged to preach support of gay neighbors.
A newly formed coalition of LGBTI Catholics is urging Pope Francis to speak out against faith-based homophobia during his current trip to Africa. The Rainbow Catholic Network of Africa issued this appeal to the pope:
No to Religious Homophobia and Yes to LGBTI Catholic Inclusion in Africa
Logo of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics
Today Rainbow Catholic Network of Africa welcomes the visit of the Holy Father to Africa, Pope Francis “the people’s pope”, who has strongly stood against discrimination. You have preached love across the world and it is the same massage which we wait for from you in Africa.
Today we ask you to join us and speak out in solidarity with lesbians, gays, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons who are living in fear and are victims of their community’s rejection or religious leader’s comments of hate and discrimination and lack of pity.
LGBTI African Catholics have…
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