In Sign of Progress, Two Italian Bishops Lead Prayer Vigils Against Anti-LGBT Discrimination – New Ways Ministry

At least two Italian bishops participated in vigils marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) this past May.

Archbishop Corrado Lorefice of Palermo composed a prayer for an ecumenical vigil in that city which he helped lead, and he encouraged Catholic parishes to recite it at Mass. A La Repubblica article, translated into English here by the Italian LGBT group Progetto Gionata, quoted the archbishop:

“While we firmly deplore that homosexual persons have been and are still subjected to malicious expressions and violent actions, we pray that Christians, living on the grace of the Gospel, bear witness and proclaim, with prophetic audacity, the unconditional respect due to each person and denounce all forms of discrimination and marginalization.”

Source: New Ways Ministry

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