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“God Loves You Like This,” Pope Francis Tells Gay Man

A survivor of clerical sex abuse in Chile has said that the pope told him God made him gay and loves him as he is.

Chile Abuse Scandal

Juan Carlos Cruz met with the Pope together with two other abuse survivors earlier in May. The meeting is part of the sexual abuse scandal in Chile which involved alleged pedophile, Fr Fernando Karadima.

According to Cruz, some of Chile’s bishops tried to discredit him by depicting him as a pervert and putting his sexuality in question. “They had basically told him (Pope Francis) that I was a pervert,” Cruz said. “They had told him that I didn’t believe, that I was an enemy of the Church.”

Enraged, Cruz said that he had told the Pope that his faith is very important to him, and that he found it “awful” that his detractors said this about him.

“The Pope loves you like this, you have to be happy with who you are.”

In response, according to Cruz, the pope told him that the fact that he is gay doesn’t matter.  “God made you like this and loves you like this and it doesn’t matter to me. The Pope loves you like this, you have to be happy with who you are.”

Stance on Homosexuality

(Photo by Paul Haring/

If correct, these words by Pope Francis go beyond anything he has previously said about homosexuality. His most notable statement about the topic was during an in-flight press conference in 2013 where he told the press, “If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with goodwill, who am I to judge?”


This report is based on an article published by Catholic Herald. Edited by Aizel Dolom.



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