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Top Cardinal Responds to Global Bishops’ Swift Criticism of Blessings Declaration

In Pope Francis' nearly-eleven year tenure, perhaps nothing he has done has prompted so many responses in such a short time as approving blessings for same-gender couples. Within a day or two of the Vatican declaration on blessings, titled Fiducia Supplicans, being released, dozens, if not hundreds, of church leaders and other Catholics spoke out—and strongly. Read More

Top Cardinal from Ghana Condemns Country’s New Anti-LGBTQ+ Law

The Vatican's former top peace and justice official has condemned laws criminalizing homosexuality, saying greater understanding is needed. Read More

Catholic LGBTQ+ Advocates Express Concern Over Bishops in Kenya and Uganda

Global Catholic LGBTQ+ advocates have expressed concern about church leaders' actions in two African countries, which are seemingly at odds with Pope Francis' condemnation of laws that criminalize homosexuality. Read More

Bishops’ Support for Anti-Gay Law Contradicts Pope, Says Human Rights Watch Leader

The Catholic bishops in Ghana have taken a position on LGBTQ rights that is directly opposite to that of Pope Francis.  That is the position taken by an opinion writer in The Advocate, a leading U.S. LGBTQ news outlet.  Read More

Global Network of Rainbow Catholics Seek Bishops Opposing Ghana Criminalization Effort

An international coalition of Catholic LGBTQ organizations has issued a statement calling on the Catholic hierarchy to “stand with the weak and the persecuted in Ghana,” in response to recent efforts in Ghana to further criminalize homosexuality. Read More

Catholics Establishing “Ex-Gay” Clinics in Ghana, Says Archbishop

One of Ghana's top bishops has announced the creation of conversion therapy facilities as part of an effort to stop homosexuality from causing Ghana to become a Muslim-majority nation. Read More

Ghana’s Bishops Endorse Bill to Criminalize “Abominable Practice” of Homosexuality

Ghana's Catholic bishops have endorsed a bill that seeks to criminalize LGBTQ people, saying they desired this "abominable practice" be made illegal. Read More

Bishops in Ghana Must End Their Support for Anti-LGBTQ Abuse, Says Fr. Dan Horan

Church leaders in Ghana needs to reorient their approach to the criminalization of LGBTQ people given their homophobic record, writes Franciscan theologian Fr. Dan Horan. Read More

Global Network of Rainbow Catholics Seeks Vatican Intervention on Anti-LGBTQ Bishops

Catholics worldwide are calling on the Vatican to intervene in Ghana, where the nation's bishops have taken stridently anti-LGBTQ positions, and were even involved with the closing of an LGBTQ center. Read More

LGBTQ Center Targeted by Ghana’s Bishops Now Closed After Raid by Security Forces

The Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference demanded that the African nation’s government take action to shut down an LGBTQ community center in Accra, Ghana’s capital.  The center has now been closed following a raid by national security forces. Read More