Last Monday in a statement, the Vatican announced Section: ‘Welcoming homosexuals,’ which refers to the relationship of the church towards gay people. “Homosexuals have gifts and attributes to offer the Christian community: are we able to welcome these people, guaranteeing more space in our communities? Many times ºthey want to find a church that offers a cozy home,” says the text.
The statement is part of a document that summarizes whatis being discussed during the special synod, which takes place in Rome, summoned by Pope Francis, where leaders of the Catholic Church in the world are meeting to try to determine the best way to present their teachings on marriage, family and sexuality to their congregations.
The general rapporteur of the meeting, Cardinal Peter Erdo, who is signing the document, which covers the debate during the first week of the meeting which will run for seven more days.
The text makes clear that the issues raised are not “decisions”, nor “easy prospects.” The agenda is determined based on an unprecedented opinion poll distributed among the faithful this year by order of Pope Francis, which seeks to ask why the teachings of Rome are being increasingly rejected.