In another shockingly progressive move by the Catholic Church, Pope Francis says the church should seek forgiveness from homosexuals.
During his flight from Armenia to the Vatican, a reporter asked Pope Francis if he thought gays deserve an apology from the Church.
“I believe that the church not only should apologize to the person who is gay whom it has offended, but has to apologize to the poor, to exploited women, to children exploited for labor; it has to ask forgiveness for having blessed many weapons.”
This question comes after German Cardinal Reinhard Marx said the following in the wake of the Orlando shooting.
“The church must say it is sorry for not having behaved as it should many times, many times – when I say ‘the church,’ I mean we Christians, because the church is holy; we are the sinners. We Christians must say we are sorry.”
Surely people will have mixed feelings about these statements.