Why Africans are ‘a special case’ when it comes to blessings for same s+x-couples — Pope Francis.
Pope Francis has said he is confident critics of his decision to allow blessings for same-s+x couples will eventually understand it, except for Africans who are “a special case”.
According to Reuters, Pope Francis in an interview with an Italian Newspaper La Stampa published on Monday, said Africans consider LGBT as bad for them from a cultural point of view.
It would be recalled that blessings were allowed last month in a document called Fiducia Supplicans (Supplicating Trust), which has caused widespread debate in the Catholic Church, with particularly strong resistance coming from African bishops.
“Those who protest vehemently belong to small ideological groups,” Francis told Italian newspaper La Stampa, adding: “A special case are Africans: for them homosexuality is something ‘bad’ from a cultural point of view, they don’t tolerate it.”