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Some Italian Catholics Support Non-Discrimination Bill, While Vatican Is Now Quiet

Some Italian Catholics have offered their support for an Italian bill that would enhance LGBTQ non-discrimination protections. Meanwhile, the Vatican, which at one point had intervened against the bill, is now remaining quiet. Read More

Archbishop Retracts Criticism of Vatican Over Italian LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Bill

An archbishop has retracted his criticism of the Vatican over its intervention against an LGBTQ non-discrimination bill being debated in Italy. Read More

Archbishop Criticizes Vatican’s Intervention Over Italian Non-Discrimination Bill

A top archbishop has criticized the Holy See's intervention over a proposed bill in Italy to enhance non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people, though the archbishop also critiqued the bill itself. Read More

In Historic First, Vatican Preemptively Objects to Italian Bill Targeting LGBTQ Discrimination

The Vatican has raised its objection to a proposed Italian law that would combat anti-gay discrimination, which is especially notable given the historic diplomatic nature of this move. Read More

U.S. Embassy to the Holy See Marks Pride by Flying Rainbow Flag in Vatican’s Backyard

The United States' embassy to the Holy See is marking Pride Month by flying a rainbow flag for the first time, a decision that has faced some criticism from Catholic politicians but is very much in keeping with President Joe Biden's agenda. Read More

Catholics Worldwide Ask Vatican to Withdraw Its Opposition to LGBTQ Refugee Protections

The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC) and its member organizations have appealed to Pope Francis and other ranking church official with a request that the Vatican withdraw its objections to a United Nations report seeking better protections for LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees. Read More

Vatican UN Rep Objects to Language on LGBTQ Refugees

A representative of the Holy See to the United Nations has objected to interpreting international law in ways that would specifically protect LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers. Read More

Vatican Rips United Nations Report on Gender Equality as “Unacceptable and Offensive”

The Vatican has criticized sharply a new United Nations report on the human rights of women and of LGBTQ people, suggesting that "particularly unacceptable and offensive" are sections which the Holy See claims require religious liberty to be subjugated to "human rights."  Read More

Gay Ambassador Faces Harsh Letter from Bishops and Ban from Catholic School

Religious leaders’ opposition to gay U.S. Ambassador James “Wally” Brewster is again intensifying in the Dominican Republic... Read More

New Apostolic Nuncio to U.S. May Strike Different Tone on LGBT Issues than Predecessor

The Holy See will appoint a new Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S., replacing Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò whose... Read More