Pope lashes out at ‚Äėnasty‚Äô transgender mentality and ‚Äėworld war against marriage‚Äô
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) ‚ÄĒ Pope Francis says Jesus would never turn away transgender faithful and that priests today should accompany them spiritually, even if they undergo sex change operations, sin and repent.
‚ÄúThese people must be accompanied as Jesus accompanied them,‚ÄĚ he said.
Francis drew a firm distinction between the need for priests to minister to transgender Catholics and what he called the ‚Äúnasty‚ÄĚ tendency of schools to ‚Äúindoctrinate‚ÄĚ children with the idea that their gender is something that can be picked and chosen and changed.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs one thing if a person has this tendency and also changes sex. It‚Äôs another thing to teach this in school to change mentalities. This is what I call ‚Äėideological colonization,’‚ÄĚ Francis said.