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Pope Francis: 'Who am I to judge gay people?'

Pope Francis has said gay people should not be marginalised but integrated into society.

Speaking to reporters on a flight back from Brazil, he reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church's position that homosexual acts were sinful, but homosexual orientation was not.

Francis was answering a question about reports of a "gay lobby" in the Vatican, after it suffered a string of scandals over paedophile priests and corruption in the administration of the Holy See.

"If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge them?"

  • 29 Jul 2013
  • From the section Europe
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