MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Independent reports that a victim of clerical sex abuse has said Pope Francis told him God made him gay and his sexuality “does not matter”.
Juan Carlos Cruz spoke privately with the pontiff last week about the abuse he suffered at the hands of a prominent Chilean priest.
After his sexuality came up in conversation, Francis reportedly told him: “Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter. God made you like that and loves you like this and I don’t care. The Pope loves you like this. You have to be happy with who you are.”
Reacing to the Pope’s statement, 10% of the Filipino Catholic Bishops and priests interviewed by The Adobo Chronicles said that they fully support the Pontiff’s stance on homosexuality.
It’s just coincidence that 10% is the common estimate of the number of homosexuals, according to the Kinsey Reports on male sexuality.