Pope Francis acknowledged the existence of a ‚gay lobby‘ in the Roman Curia for the first time last week and suggested that he was considering taking action on it.
The Pontiff made the statement on a ‚gay lobby‘ in the Vatican during an audience granted to CLAR (the Latin American and Caribbean Confederation of Religious Men and Women – Confederación Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Religiosos y Religiosas) on June 6, 2013, the Catholic blog Rorate Caeli reported.
Excerpts of that meeting were reported in Spanish on the Chilean Catholic website Reflexion y Liberation:
„Y, sí… es difícil. En la curia hay gente santa, de verdad, hay gente santa. Pero también hay una corriente de corrupción, también la hay, es verdad… Se habla del “lobby gay”, y es verdad, está ahí… hay que ver qué podemos hacer…“
„Yes, it is difficult. In the curia there are holy people, truly holy people. But there is also a current of corruption, also there is, it is true… they speak of a ‚Gay Lobby‘ and that is true, it is there.. we will have to see what we can do…“