Moments like these don’t often happen which is why we relish in them when they do. A few weeks ago, Pope Francis said Christians should apologize to gay people and others who’ve been treated badly and marginalized by the church.
“I think that the church not only should apologize to the person who is gay whom it offended, but it must also apologize to the poor as well, to the women who have been exploited, to children who have been exploited by (being forced to) work. It must apologize for having blessed so many weapons,” Francis added, according to Reuters.
As his namesake suggests, this Pope’s mission aims to rebuild the church; to make it more inclusive and welcoming. He’s shepherding the lost sheep, those who’ve been made to feel alienated. And he seems to be succeeding. In 2013, Advocate Magazine named him Person of the Year. We’re pleased to see that far Pope Francis continues to live out the true legacy of “advocate.” Check out the full story here.