Quote of the day from Pope Francis

“A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: ‘Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?’ We must always consider the person.”

From a 12,000 word interview with Pope Francis which appeared in La Civiltà Cattolica, the Italian Jesuit journal, and was released simultaneously to 16 Jesuit journals around the world.


4 thoughts on “Quote of the day from Pope Francis

  1. JG

    I respect, admire and appreciate this Pope, even though I’m not a Catholic, because of his humility, which while conspicuous, is not disingenuous, at least by my assessment, and for his evident authenticity. I recall a recent, mysterious Catholic foot-washing outing at which he washed the feet of a felon or a vagrant. I found this very touching. His remarks and actions seem genuine and true to me and I have a pretty good bullshit meter. This Pope is the sort of person who could genuinely build a figurative bridge. As a non-Catholic Christian I have to say that this man has an additive effect to an effort of peace. Sorry to the AP Style Nazis for my comma-itis. Just trying to express myself.

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