Originally posted in the Washington Blade.
A transgender man from Spain had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday.
Hoy, a newspaper in the Extremadura region of Spain, reported that Diego Neria Lejárraga and his fiancée had a private audience with the pontiff that took place at his official residence.
Neria told Francis in a letter that some of his fellow parishioners at the church he attends in the Spanish city of Plasencia rejected him after he underwent sex-reassignment surgery. He said a priest even called him “the devil’s daughter.”
Francis called Neria on Christmas Eve after receiving his letter.
The private audience took place a month later.
“After hearing him on many occasions, I felt that he would listen to me,” Neria told Hoy in an interview the newspaper published on Sunday.
[Read full article here.]
Dear Catholic Transgender,
I will pray for you. God bless.
God bless you too!
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Thanks Anna for your insightful posts. Do you know where the Interview with Pope F is in English?
Btw, see my FB (Laura A Thor DMin LCSW) or site for next retreat in April near Milwaukee…
Well since it was a private audience, I’m guessing what went on in their meeting won’t be released to the public. 😛
And I just liked the event on fb! Hopefully I’ll be able to make it out!