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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Pope Francis meets with transsexual Spanish man in the Vatican

Pope Francis has received a transsexual man at the Vatican, in a landmark gesture of acceptance by a pope.

Diego Neria Lejárraga, a 48-year-old Spanish man who underwent sex reassignment surgery, wrote to Francis last year to tell him that he felt like an outcast from the church.

Mr Neria said that he was rejected by some his fellow parishioners at his church in the western Spanish city of Plasencia, where a priest denounced him as ‘the devil’s daughter.’



Anonymous said...

Just like the catholic church..cant beat em join em..roll with the of the reason i left decades ago

Anonymous said...

That the Pope did a charitable thing and reached out to someone who is obviously hurting seems very Catholic to me. Hopefully Francis impressed on this poor soul that eternity with Jesus is of more value than whatever lifestyle she may now be living.
I recommend Matthew Kelly's Rediscover Catholicism if you're searching.

Anonymous said...

I like the new pope. He accepts people, just like Jesus accepted Mary Magdelene.