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Philadelphia Archdiocese Cancels LGBT Program Ahead of Pope Visit

posted on August 19, 2015

Reuters’ Laila Kearney reports that the Philadelphia Archdiocese has instructed a local parish to cancel a program for LGBT Catholics, which was scheduled to take place during Pope Francis’ U.S. tour. The pope will attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, and, while the program was not part of the World Meeting, it was designed to fill a void there. Now, organizer Francis DeBernardo says, “No speakers at the World Meeting will address the topic of gender identity, yet this is an issue that is being faced by more and more Catholic families and communities in the U.S.”

Read at Reuters