Rome’s gay community has criticised a bishop for disciplining a priest who celebrated a same-sex civil union.
A German cardinal has likened so-called gender ideology to Nazism as the country outlawed gay ‘conversion therapy’ for minors.
In a gay-friendly move, a French bishop has scrapped the words ‘father’ and ‘mother’ from baptismal registers in favour of gender-neutral terms for parental relationships.
A German gay ‘conversion therapy’ victim has insisted that “it is essential that the Churches speak out loudly that homosexuality is not a disease”.
The Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Giacomo Morandi, has rushed to clarify what he has called “distorted”, “instrumental” and downright “wrong” readings of a new Vatican study of Catholic biblical anthropology.
Amsterdam priest Pierre Valkering, who came out of the closet during a public Mass in March, has won a Vatican appeal against his dismissal as pastor of the Vredeskerk Peace Church.
Slovak LGBT+ Christians and their supporters are hoping that the country’s swing to the left politically will bring an end to years of Church-backed oppression.
The President of the Synodal Council of Zürich’s Catholic Church has insisted that “no one may be discriminated against because of their gender or their sexual orientation”.
“It is my personal opinion that the Church can bless same-sex partnerships”, a retired German bishop has said.
Thousands of people have defied repeated homophobic statements from Poland’s bishops and politicians and participated in a peaceful Pride March in the city of Plock.