Fr. James Martin: Pope Meeting Me Was ‘Public Sign of Support’ for My Pro-LGBT Work

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Pope Francis meets with LGBT-activist Fr. James Martin in Rome, Sept. 30, 2019.James Martin / Twitter

By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews, Nov. 1, 2019

Lianne LaurencePro-LGBT Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin is claiming his private meeting with Pope Francis in September was “a public sign” of the pontiff’s “support” for his work — which the American Jesuit describes as “ministering with LGBT Catholics” but which critics say is an indefatigable campaign to change Catholic teaching on homosexuality and other deviant sexual behaviors.

Martin tweeted to his 255,800 followers Wednesday:

James Martin, SJ – @JamesMartinSJ – One month ago today, I was invited to meet Pope Francis in the Apostolic Palace, 30 minutes that encouraged me to continue ministering with LGBT Catholics. I hope that this event, a public sign of his support, inspires many others to reach out to that community in our church.

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But Martin isn’t the first to allege the private audience signaled the Holy Father’s support for his homosexual advocacy.

The liberal Jesuit America magazine, of which Martin is editor at large, interpreted the meeting shortly after it took place as a “highly significant public statement of support and encouragement” for the celebrity priest, LifeSiteNews reported then.

Martin tweeted then that the meeting, during which, he said, he and the pontiff laughed “several times,” showed the pope’s “deep pastoral care for LGBT Catholics and LGBT people worldwide.  ….