A tweet by James Martin, a Jesuit priest, about his meeting with Pope Francis. (Twitter)

超级人碰人摸大公鸡免费视频-(RNS) — Pope Francis met with the Rev. James Martin, an American Jesuit priest, at the Vatican on Monday to discuss LGBTQ Catholics, a move some advocates say is a signal of support for a priest who has come under fire for calling on Catholics to be more compassionate toward LGBTQ people.


秋霞66手机版-“It was amazing and very consoling,” Martin said of the meeting in an interview with Religion News Service. “The conversation went very easily and focused mainly on ministry to LGBT Catholics, which [Francis] was happy to talk about. … I spent 30 minutes with a warm and compassionate pastor.”



















99re久久热最新地址一-Martin would not discuss details of the conversation, which took place at the pope’s private library, where Francis often meets heads of state. But Martin insisted that he lifted up the concerns of LGBTQ Catholics.

      99re久久热最新地址一-“I brought into that room the joys and the hopes and the struggles and the challenges of LGBT Catholics and LGBT people worldwide,” he said of the meeting, which was his first private audience with any pope.

        偷偷要费观看视频在 线-Martin said that the audience — which included only himself, Francis and an interpreter — happened at the invitation of the pope. According to Martin, Francis said, “I want to have an audience with you,” after the two met briefly in Rome during a meeting with the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication, for which Martin serves as a consultant. The next day, Martin received a formal invitation to meet with the pontiff.

        偷偷要费观看视频在 线-Martin said that initiating such a meeting, which was sandwiched between meetings with bishops and a dicastery, “shows [Francis’s] concern for LGBT people.”

        秋霞66手机版-The meeting is also significant for Martin, whose 2017 book, “Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity,” stoked controversy among U.S. Catholics, particularly conservatives. Although the book was endorsed by some Catholic bishops and, according to Martin, stayed well within the Catholic Church’s historically conservative teachings about sexuality, he was disinvited from speaking engagements at Catholic institutions to promote the book, and the website LifeSite News called for him to be removed as a Vatican adviser.



        超级人碰人摸大公鸡免费视频-Michael Voris, head of the conservative Catholic website Church Militant, also attacked Martin, calling him a “homosexualist” and a “heretic” in 2017.



        2019香蕉国偷产拍视频-Asked about the personal significance of his meeting with Francis, Martin said, “It means everything to me,” adding that the meeting was “consoling, inspiring and encouraging” for his work moving forward.

































        2019香蕉国偷产拍视频-“The meeting was warm and friendly and punctuated by laughter from time to time,” he said.

        99re久久热最新地址一-Pope Francis has had an uneven legacy with LGBTQ activists in the United States. He made headlines in 2013 shortly after becoming pope for responding to a question about gay priests by saying, “Who am I to judge?” but has since drawn criticism for not doing more to alter church teaching, with the Human Rights Campaign declaring the pope “complicated for LGBTQ people.”




















        99re久久热最新地址一-Even so, New Ways Ministry, a group that “advocates for justice and equality for … [LGBTQ] Catholics,” celebrated Francis’s meeting with Martin in a statement Monday morning.









        秋霞66手机版-The meeting “recognizes that Fr. Martin’s approach to LGBTQ pastoral ministry, already praised by bishops, archbishops, and cardinals, has won the approval of the highest levels of the church,” read the statement from Francis DeBernardo, the group’s executive director. “It is a clear signal that Pope Francis is calling the church to conversion away from the negative messages it has sent in the past about LGBTQ people. It is a day of celebration for LGBTQ Catholics who have longed for an outstretched hand of welcome from the church that they love.”

        2019香蕉国偷产拍视频-Martin said he also presented the pope with a note from his 14-year-old nephew, who is taking the name Francis for his confirmation. Martin said the pope wrote a note back.