- Obama military strategy too weak for future security, panel reports
- Sen. Tom Coburn vows to slow down budget-busting bills ahead of recess
- Obama fantasizes about more executive power, signs new order on federal contractors
- Clintons call Klein, Halper, Kessler ‘a Hat Trick of despicable actors’: report
- Boehner accuses Obama of ‘legacy of lawlessness’
- Pro-marijuana group claims responsibility for Brooklyn Bridge flag swap
- Young adults shun Obamacare mostly due to cost: survey
- Stabbing attack on transgender girl, 15, was ‘bias motivated,’ police say
- LGBT adults still lean overwhelmingly toward Democratic Party
- Lawmakers rattled by Syria genocide horrors, call on Obama to act
Pope Francis laments ‘gay lobby’ targeting Vatican
Question of the Day
Pope Francis — in what he thought were private remarks made to a Latin American church group — expressed concern about the "gay rights" lobby that seemed to be targeting the Vatican.
Murmurings of such a group have tainted the Vatican for years. In the weeks leading up to Pope Benedict's resignation, media groups in Italy spoke frequently of a "gay lobby" that was swaying Catholic Church policy and even resorting to blackmail to push its agenda.
The New York Daily News said the Latin American and Caribbean Confederation of Religious confirmed the pope's statements, which were jotted down in summary form during the pope's June 6 appearance, but apologized for their public release. The document quotes the pope as saying that at the same time the Vatican was home to the holy, it also saw its fair share of corruption.
"The 'gay lobby' is mentioned, and it is true, it is there. ... We need to see what we can do," the synthesis of the pope's comments states, the Daily News reported.
The Vatican's spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, refused to comment, saying the pope's remarks were supposed to stay behind closed doors.
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
About the Author
Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- SWAT spends seven hours in standoff with empty home
- 'No American is proud' of certain CIA tactics: State Department
- Spain evacuates staff from embassy in Libya
- Sarah Palin's online channel hits snag as Stephen Colbert buys similar URL
- Planned Parenthood strikes 'pro-choice' label in favor of 'women's health'
Latest Blog Entries
TWT Video Picks
Both parties recognize the Democrats' scam
- Inside the Ring: Israel surprised by Hamas tunnel network
- Army's 3-D printed bombs to create 'a whole new universe' of lethal capabilities
- Chicken pox outbreak puts illegal immigrant facility on lockdown
- CRUZ: A tale of two hospitals: One in Israel, one in Gaza
- GOP leaders delay border bill, leave Obama in control
- Israel surprised by Hamas tunnel network
- Report: 40% of weapons sent to Afghanistan are unaccounted for
- CIA admits improperly hacking Senate computers in search of Bush-era information
- Colorado poll shows women tuning out Democrats' 'war on women' strategy
- 3 African leaders cancel trip to U.S. over Ebola outbreak; Obama still plans summit
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world