Pope says Italian bishops are not ready for gay priests

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Pope Francis has apparently warned bishops in Italy to keep their eyes opened and not to let people become priests if there are doubts about them. The comments were reportedly made at a private meeting on Monday. The Vatican has not yet responded to a request for comment, though there were suggestions that the comments might refer to those potential priests who are \ are suspected to be gay. The news comes after Pope Francis reportedly told a gay man that “God made you like this” – it could mean that the Pope personally has nothing against gay people, though the church officials still disagree to accept them. Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of clerical sexual abuse, said he had spoken to the pope about his homosexuality during recent meetings at the Vatican. Pope Francis had invited Cruz and other survivors of clerical abuse to discuss their cases in April to tell him he is loved the way he is and deserves being happy about it.

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