Gay rights group Stonewall told ITV News it is baffled by the Pope's comments on gay priests.
While many lesbian, gay and bisexual Catholics will no doubt welcome this change in tone, the Pope’s criticism of those who lobby for gay equality sounds baffling when his Church still lobbies ferociously worldwide against gay people’s basic human rights.
Stonewall had objected to a section of the Pope's comments which had followed headline remarks about not wanting to judge priests who are gay:
"The problem is not having this [homosexual] orientation. We must be brothers. The problem is lobbying by this orientation, or lobbies of greedy people, political lobbies, Masonic lobbies, so many lobbies. This is the worse problem," he had said.
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