“I Should Have Said”… Pope Francis Clarifies Comments on Sin and Homosexuality, by Hannah Brockhaus

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Pope Francis speaks at his general audience in Paul VI Hall on Jan. 18, 2023. (photo: Daniel Ibanez/CNA / EWTN)

Father Martin published the Pope’s Spanish-language letter and an English translation on the website of Outreach on Jan. 27.

Pope Francis has written a letter to clarify his comments on sin and homosexuality from a recent interview with the Associated Press.

“When I said it is a sin, I was simply referring to Catholic moral teaching, which says that every sexual act outside of marriage is a sin,” the Pope wrote to Jesuit Father James Martin, in response to a request for clarification.

Francis said he was trying to say in the interview that criminalization of homosexuality “is neither good nor just.” …

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