(It brings me joy to post these comments by Pope Francis, as reported on Hollywood Life, The Guardian and other sites. Evangelicals and African nations, take note!)

From the Hollywood Life site:

“Religion has the right to express its opinion in the service of the people, but God in creation has set us free: it is not possible to interfere spiritually in the life of a person.”
– Pope Francis, in an interview with La Civilta Cattolica.

“The catechism, the Catholic Church’s book of official doctrine, condemns homosexual acts, but says gays and lesbians ‘must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity.’ ”
– Pope Francis, in an interview with La Civilta Cattolica.

From the Guardian site:

“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 … In life, God accompanies persons, and we must accompany them, starting from their situation.”
– Pope Francis, in an interview with La Civilta Cattolica.

This is very refreshing.

Jillian