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Pope Francis Reportedly Rejects New, Openly Gay French Ambassador to Vatican

Pope Francis has reportedly rejected the nomination of a French ambassador to the Vatican because he is openly gay. Laurent Stefanini was nominated for the position back in January, but the Vatican has made no public statements on whether they will accept his credentials.

And according to multiple news reports, the Vatican generally takes a month and a half to accept such nominations; any longer and it’s taken as a silent rejection.

And at least one French news outlet reports the decision not to accept Stefanini was made by Pope Francis himself.

The pope, of course, is personally against gay marriage, but has talked of people loving their gay brothers and sisters and said the Catholic Church should stop “obsessing” over gay marriage and abortion.

[image via Casa Rosada]

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