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Pope: Gays and others marginalized deserve an apology

1 year 4 weeks 1 day ago Sunday, June 26 2016 Jun 26, 2016 June 26, 2016 9:15 PM June 26, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Pope Francis says gays - and other people marginalized by the church like the poor and the exploited - deserve an apology.

Francis was asked Sunday en route home from Armenia if he agreed with one of his top advisers, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who told a conference in Dublin in the days after the deadly Orlando gay club attack that the church owes an apology to gays for having marginalized them.

Francis responded with a variation of his famous "Who am I to judge?" comment.

He said: "I think the church must not only apologize ... to a gay person it offended, but we must apologize to the poor, to women who have been exploited, to children forced into labor, apologize for having blessed so many weapons."

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