Austrian cardinal once again sends out surprising signal
Austrian Cardinal, Christoph Schönborn, has once again sent out a surprisingly candid sign of openness towards gay people and those who have HIV-AIDS.
At a charity concert called the Red Ribbon Celebration, held last Friday at Vienna’s prestigious Burgtheater, he underlined how important it was to discard prejudices, avoid thinking in categories and dialogue with people as people.
Some people were surprised to see the cardinal, with a red ribbon on his lapel, take the stage in what was once the imperial court theatre. He joined the event’s organizer, Gery Keszler, the openly gay founder of Vienna’s famous Life Ball, Europe’s largest charity event supporting people with HIV-AIDS.
Cardinal Schönborn, 71, said he was not concerned with where he and the Church stood on homosexuality but with “our shared humanity.”
Full report at Global Pulse Magazine