A lead organizer for the Vatican’s summit on clergy sexual abuse this week has said homosexuality is neither a cause of abuse nor a central problem in the priesthood.
Answering journalists’ questions at a Vatican press conference on Monday, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago offered generally positive statements in support of gay priests. Cupich is a lead organizer for the summit, “The Protection of Minors in the Church,” beginning today, February 21, and running to February 24. A full schedule and program for the summit can be found here. For a brief explainer about the summit, click here.