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Pope Francis Has A Special Message To Gay Men: “God Made You Like This. God Loves You Like This”

Date May 22, 2018 13:16

Juan Carlos Cruz is a victim of a sexual abuse by Fernando Karadima, one of Chile’s most prominent priests. It happened eight years ago, but Juan still remembers that day as if it happened yesterday. At first, he was ashamed of the situation, but now, he has strengths to share his story with others.

Juan is not the only victim of Karadima. For all of them, it was very hard to make this case public. Juan says:

It turned out that being gay was the least of my sufferings, because the way they treated all of us was just horrific.

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After the investigation of the case, Vatican proved that the priest was guilty and removed him from his post.

Recently, Juan and several other victims of Karadima had a special meeting with Pope Francis, who wanted to apologize. Initially, Pope Francis defended Karadima and didn’t believe he could sexually abuse people. But after the investigation was finished, he decided to issue an extraordinary apology to the three Father Karadima’s victims: Mr. Cruz, Dr. James Hamilton, and Jose Andres Murillo.

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Juan Carlos Cruz together with other victims have spent three days with Pope Francis at the Vatican. When discussing the sexuality, Pope said that God made him gay, and the sexuality doesn’t matter.

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Juan remembers Pope Francis words:

You know Juan Carlos, that does not matter. God made you like this. God loves you like this. The Pope loves you like this and you should love yourself and not worry about what people say.

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Pope Francis’ apology contradicts the Roman Catholic Church, which considers homosexuality to be contrary to God's law.

Vatican spokesman didn’t give any comments regarding Pope Francis’ private conversation with Juan Carlos Cruz.

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