“The Church is mistaken on LGBTQ beliefs,” argues Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, who is calling for a revision of Church teaching to include gays.

The church is mistaken in its position that homosexuality is evil, according to a prince of the Roman Catholic Church who is also a strategic Jesuit supporter of the pope.

In a recent interview with KDA, a German Catholic news agency, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg stated that the church’s views on homosexuality are “no longer correct.”

“The Church’s views on homosexual relationships as sinful are incorrect,” he stated.

“I believe that this doctrine’s sociological and scientific foundations are no longer valid. It is past time for a substantial revision of Church teaching, and Pope Francis’ comments on homosexuality may lead to such a change.”

He continued, ” “No one is dismissed or divorced and remarried in our archdiocese in Luxembourg because they are homosexual. I couldn’t throw them out because they’d lose their jobs, and how can that be Christian? There are a lot of homosexual priests, and it would be great if they could talk about it with their bishop without being condemned.”

Because of his position in the church, Cardinal Hollerich’s statement drew a lot of attention. He is the president of the European Union’s Commission of Bishops’ Conferences, as well as the pope’s choice for “relator general” for the global Synod of Bishops in October 2023, where he will help shape its work in weighing the church’s future.

Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, reacted to Hollerich’s statement.

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