Vatican denies encouraging gender theory with author letter
28 Agosto 2015
(ANSA) - Vatican City, August 28 - The Vatican on Friday
denied encouraging gender theory via a letter from Pope Francis
to an author who writes about gay marriage.
"In no way does the letter from the Secretariate of State
mean to endorse behaviour and teachings not in line with the
Gospel," the Vatican press office said.
It said the letter to Francesca Pardi, in response to a
letter from her to the pope after Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro
banned 'gay' books from the city's schools, was meant to remain
private, something which "unfortunately did not happen".
Pardi published the letter as a sign, she said, that
things were changing in the Catholic Church, whose doctrine
considers homosexuality a disorder and denies sacraments to
sexually active gays.