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Pope Francis Says He’s ‘Worried’ About Homosexuality in Priesthood

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Pope Francis said during a recent interview he is “worried” about the presence of homosexuality in the Catholic priesthood — an issue he called a “serious matter.”

The pontiff made the comments during a discussion with a Spanish missionary who asked him about religious vocations, according to the BBC.

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“The question of homosexuality is a very serious one,” Francis said. “For this reason, the Church urges that persons with this rooted tendency not be accepted into ministry or consecrated life.”

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