Archdiocese of Denver Statement on Pope Francis’ Comments in ‘Francesco’ Documentary

October 21, 2020

Statement from the Archdiocese of Denver:

En Español

“In the documentary Francesco that was released in Italy today, a very brief segment includes Pope Francis speaking about the need to love and accompany people who experience same-sex attraction. This is not a new Church teaching. It is part of Christ’s teaching to love one another as he has loved us. God is love and loves every human being.

Some people, blogs and headlines are claiming that the Pope is moving toward changing Church teaching on marriage and the family, but the short clip in the documentary does not have enough context to make any sort of conclusion on his intentions, and certainly does not change the teachings in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.”

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