From The Pope could be best friends with trans people after all by Jane Fae.
Monsignor Keith Barltrop… was recently tasked by the head of the Catholic Church in England, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, for expanding the church’s LGBTI ministry.
Gay Star News asked Barltrop what he understood the Pope’s official position on transgender issues to be.
He told us: ‘I would be surprised if it is an issue he has given any great thought to. At an individual level, transgender issues affect a very small minority of individuals within the church.
‘As far as I am aware, the Church takes no official position on transgenderism: it is a pastoral issue, not a matter of doctrine.
‘Insofar as the Church were to be involved in any individual’s decision to transition, it would counsel caution, because this is not a step to take lightly: but it should be fully supportive of individuals who have made that decision.’
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