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What the Pope said about gay people on the flight back from Rio

A balanced , truthful and respectable article on what the Pope actually said about homosexuality on the plane from Rio.

Catholic Voices Comment

Given the media attention attached to Pope Francis’s remarks regarding homosexuality on the papal plane last night, in the course of a wide-ranging interview with journalists lasting 1 hour and 22 minutes (see John Allen and CNS; also this 6 mins video edit), what follows is the transcript of the remarks in English and in the Italian original, followed by the relevant excerpt from the Catechism referred to by Pope Francis.  (We will publish the transcript of the whole interview when it becomes available).

(NB The question refers to allegations against Mgr Ricca, one of the Pope’s trusted aides, whom he has appointed prelate to the Vatican Bank. Background here.)

Ilse: I would like to ask permission to pose a rather delicate question.  Another image that went around the world is that of Monsignor Ricca and the news about his personal life.  I would like to know, your…

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  1. Sometimes I think the news media twists things deliberately, but more often I suspect they are just ignorant. Seems to be part of the human condition.

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