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Papal Advisor Calls for Church to Welcome LGBT Christians First as Baptized Christians

. Robert Shine, New Ways Ministry (USA), October 11, 2018 LGBT Christians must be welcomed fully into the church, said an Italian bishop, because what matters first is their identity as Christians who are wholly part of the baptized faithful. Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano spoke to Italy’s National Forum of LGBT Christians during an assembly it hosted this month, just...

In Sign of Progress, Two Italian Bishops Lead Prayer Vigils Against LGBT Discrimination

Robert Shine, New Ways Ministry (USA), June 29, 2018 At least two Italian bishops participated in vigils marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) this past May. Archbishop Corrado Lorefice of Palermo composed a prayer for an ecumenical vigil in that city which he helped lead, and he encouraged Catholic parishes to recite it at Mass. A La...

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...