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The Vatican just re-affirmed its opposition to homosexuality, in case anyone forgot

December 8, 2016

The Vatican has re-affirmed its ban on gay people being allowed to become priests.

The church released a statement repeating its ban that’s been in place since 2005, stating that if you “practice homosexuality” you will not be welcome as a priest.

The document, published Thursday by the Vatican, said: “The Church, while profoundly respecting the persons in question, cannot admit to the seminary or to holy orders those who practice homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support the so-called ‘gay culture.’

“Such persons, in fact, find themselves in a situation that gravely hinders them from relating correctly to men and women.

“One must in no way overlook the negative consequences that can derive from the ordination of persons with deep-seated homosexual tendencies.”

Pope Francis previously appeared to roll back on the commitment, when he famously declared in 2013, “Who am I to judge?”

However numerous statements since have affirmed the Pope and the church’s opposition.

Thew statement comes a day after the Church of England denied a man a promotion because ha married another man, in a landmark ruling that denying him the job was deemed entirely legal by a British court.

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