Catholic cardinals will hold a summit to end the ‘plague of the homosexual agenda’.
While they call it the ‘homosexual agenda’, these cardinals are confusing it with pedophilia.
Cardinals Raymond Burke and Walter Brandmüller has said priests are not ‘abusing their power’ when it comes to sexual abuse of minors.
They say that these cases involve priests who have ‘gone away from the truth of the gospel’.
Summit to end ‘plague of homosexual agenda’
A summit of bishops in Rome called by Pope Francis will deal with the scandals rocking the Catholic Church.
The two cardinals believe homosexuality is at the ‘root cause’ of the clerical abuse.
‘The plague of the homosexual agenda has been spread within the Church, promoted by organized networks and protected by a climate of complicity and a conspiracy of silence,’ they said.
‘Sexual abuse is blamed on clericalism.
‘But the first and primary fault of the clergy does not rest in the abuse of power but in having gone away from the truth of the Gospel.’
The summit will be attended by the heads of all national bishops’ conferences from more than 130 countries.
Homosexuality in the Catholic Church
Many senior Vatican priests who attack LGBTI causes are themselves gay, according to a controversial new book.
Allegedly 80% of priests working at the Vatican are gay, though not all are sexually active.
Pope Francis has said there is ‘no room’ for homosexuality in the lives of Catholic priests and nuns.
He said homosexuality in the clergy is a ‘serious matter’ that ‘worries’ him.
‘In our societies, it even seems homosexuality is fashionable.
‘And this mentality, in some way, also influences the life of the Church,’ he reportedly also said.
Pope Francis has previously stated that homosexual acts were sinful, but not homosexual orientation.
‘If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge?’ he said, according to the BBC.