Juan Carlos Cruz, a victim of clerical sexual abuse has said that Pope Francis told him that God made him gay and that his sexuality “does not matter.”
Cruz, a key whistleblower in Chile’s most famous case of clerical sex abuse had spent three days with Pope Francis at the Vatican in April, where he discussed his sexuality and the abuse he suffered at the hands of a Chilean priest.
Describing his encounter with the Pope to CNN, Cruz said: “You know Juan Carlos, that does not matter. God made you like this. God loves you like this. The Pope loves you like this and you should love yourself and not worry about what people say.”
The teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, is very clear about homosexuality and the pope’s words to Cruz is contrary to those teachings.
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Lol this is funny… So since we’re talking about Christian, let make things very clear: whether or not Christ will accept them it is not our place to say buy the Bible is very clear about gay, a man that sleep with another man is an abomination. Leviticus 20:13.
— Marc Ilunga (@m_leBrave) May 21, 2018
Hmm.. In the beginning God made them males and females.. He created Adam and eve not Adam and Steve or Ada and eve
— SoT eLdOrAdO (@theyvideldorado) May 21, 2018
It’s NO NO, God didn’t made them like that, they chose those path, tell them the truth
— Fiifi Whyte Davies (@FiifiWhyte) May 21, 2018