• Pope Francis has answered LGBT issue.

Pope Francis has answered LGBT issue. (Photo : YouTube)

The Pope has helped change the world's view on homosexuality through his announcement of his acceptance of the LGBT Community. The Pope's stand about homosexuality opposes the beliefs of the other popes before him. 

Answering questions about gay priests, Pope Francis said, "If someone is gay and searches for the lord and has goodwill, who am I to judge?" 

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His statement contradicts his predecessors disapproval of homosexuals. According to The New York Times, Benedict XVI's wrote a description about homosexuality. He described homosexuality as "a strong tendency ordered toward an intrinsic moral evil," and an "objective disorder." According to the document, anyone with "deep-seated homosexual tendencies" is not qualified to be a priest.

According to Time, Pope Francis said that God does not condemn LGBT individuals. The statement was documented in a papal interview on Sept. 30, 2013. When he was asked about his approval for homosexuality he answered it with a question. The Pope asked, "If God is looking at a gay person, does he endorse the person's existence with love or reject and condem the person?"

According to the Pope, the person should be considered. On March 5, 2014, he suggested that the church should be open to civil unions. According to him, civil unions should be evaluated in their variety. 

In October 2014, a report was issued on the pope's Synod on the Family suggesting a more exclusive space for LGBT Catholics and the report affirmed the gifts and qualities of the LGBT. Pope Francis has series of meetings and dialogues with LGBT individuals and activists.