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From “Tenda di Gionata” a booklet with experiences from Parents which has helped us understand the pastoral needs of our LGBT children.

Article published in Noi famiglia & vita, monthly supplement of Avvenire, newspaper of the Italian Episcopal Conference, 26 May 2019, pp.36-37 Here we publish excerpts from the preface that don Gian Luca Carrega* (priest from Turin, Italy, who under the mandate of Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia deals with the pastoral care of LGBT people) wrote in the booklet (in Italian) “Genitori...

Vigil in Bergamo: “No to homophobia”. The bishop: “The community must be welcoming”

Article by Carmelo Epis published in L’Eco di Bergamo (Italy), 17 May 2019, translated by Francesco Gagliardi (Tenda di Gionata) “There are many different conditions, not just homosexuality. Mutual acceptance is necessary to walk together along the path of faith, mediated by culture: the Gospel is eternal, but it must be incarnated in history”. This ia a phrase from the...

Vigils in Italy, Malta, Spain and Hungary for IDAHOBIT 2019

. Press release of La Tenda di Gionata (Italy), 15 May 2019 On International Day against homo, bi and transphobia 2019 vigils are taking place in Italy, Spain, Malta, and for the very first time in Budapest, Hungary. Since 2007 Christians of all denominations have prayed together with their LGBT sisters and brother to stand against the violence and discrimination...

“You are precious in my sight” (Is 43, 1.4): many vigils for IDAHOBIT

. 17 May is the International day against Homophobia, transphobia and biphobia (IDAHOBIT). On and around that day Christians from all over Europe will gather together with their LGBT sisters and brothers to pray for violence and discrimination against LGBT people to stop. In Italy, many Catholics and Christians from other denominations will organise vigils, services, marches and prayers, and...

LGBT+ Catholics Westminster meet pope Francis

. Media release, LGBT+ Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council (United Kingdom), 11 march 2019 On Ash Wednesday, 6 March 2019, the 16 pilgrims, including parents and family members alongside LGBT Catholics with Pilgrimage Chaplain, Fr. David Stewart SJ, had privileged seats at the morning Papal Audience in St. Peter’s Square. At the end of the General Audience the group was invited...