Francis’ papal bull

Foreign Policy | April 2014

With laws targeting LGBT people gaining steam in some countries, why did Catholic leaders not speak out?

From the story:

Violence and discrimination against gays and lesbians around the world is very real and, in places, growing. From Nigeria to Uganda to Russia, efforts to codify rampant homophobia and lend legitimacy to the mobs that torment sexual minorities have widespread backing. That some Catholic bishops support these laws seems anathema to the Gospel that they are supposed to uphold, their critics argue, in particular to the central tenets of acceptance and kindness — a stance to which the pope seemed to lend his support in much-lauded comments last year.
Why, then, won’t Pope Francis speak out more directly against political leaders like Jonathan and against his own bishops who support draconian treatment of gay people?

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