Categoria: English News

LGBT Christian Groups European Forum: Do christian churches have the will and capacity to welcome young LGBTS?

Dea Santonico, Christian mother with a homosexual son of AGEDO, Public conference/panel on LGBT Youth at Aula Magna Facoltà di Teologia Valdese (Rome, 12 May 2018) In this speech I will try to investigate the causes that, in my opinion, are behind the difficulties of the inclusion of LGBT people in the catholic church. I believe that the analysis of...

In Italy the bishop’s prayer for overcoming homophobia

. Article by Paolo Rodari published on the newspaper “La Repubblica” on May 16, 2018, page 14 A prayer for overcoming the homophobia has been written by a bishop, Monsignor Corrado Lorefice, in the same time that a report by ILGA-Europe highlights the enormous delay of Italy in the fight against homophobia (32nd place in Europe). The Metropolitan Archbishop of...

From Barcelona to Palermo, a month of vigils of pray for “overcoming homophobia, transphobia and any discrimination”

In the month of May, from Thursday 11 to Monday 28, a long journey of prayer vigils and torchlight processors “for overcoming homophobia, transphobia and any discrimination” will pass the baton, for the eleventh time, from Milan to Seville, from Palermo to Barcelona, passing through Alessandria, Lucca, Pescara and many other Italian and Spanish cities. Evangelical communities and Catholic parishes...

The Catholic church opens its doors to gays: parish churches hosting vigils for victims of homophobia

Article by Paolo Rodari published in the newspaper La Repubblica (Italy) on May 10th 2017, page 21, translation  Simone Romacci Following the exhortation of the Pope, no more vetoes: from Genoa to Milan and Palermo tens of churches join the vigils. We must “welcome and accompany” homosexual and transgender people, “this is what Jesus would do today”. Part of the...

Homosexual Unions: Rejection? Mercy? Recognition?

Pablo Romero SJ, Revista Mensaje, Santiago de Chile, June 2015, pp. 14-18. Published with permission of the editor of Revista Mensaje. We are in the middle of the Synod on the family. In October last year a first assembly was held and when finished its conclusions were made public in the Relatio Synodi. Reflection will continue at least until the...