You are currently logged out. The Catechism distinguishes between homosexual acts and homosexual tendencies. The Belgian college of Bishops elaborated that the sexual restrictions for seminary and priesthood candidates apply likewise for men of all sexual orientations. A follow-up study the next year by the Kansas City Star found the AIDS-related death rate among priests was "more than six times" the rate among the general population in the 14 states studied. In Octoberon the day before the second round of the Synod on the Familya senior Polish priest working in the Vatican, Krzysztof Charamsastated publicly in Italy's Corriere della Sera newspaper that he was gay and had a long-term partner.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church which represents the present Catholic Doctrine says that homosexuals may not be unjustly discriminated against.
LGBT rights in Vatican City
Already a subscriber or registered access user? Peter Damian's Book of Gomorrah: Natural law Catholic ethics Personalism Social teaching Philosophers. A Los Angeles Times nationwide poll of 1, priests responding reported that 9 percent of priests identified themselves as gay, and 6 percent as "somewhere in between but more on the homosexual side". Chaldean East Syriac Syro-Malabar. February 13
The legal code regarding homosexuality in the Vatican City is based on the Italian penal code ofthe time of the founding of the sovereign state of the Vatican City. From tothe Vatican City automatically adopted most Italian laws; however, it was announced in late that the Vatican would no longer automatically adopt new Italian laws as its own. However, men with "deeply rooted homosexual tendencies" or who are sexually active cannot be ordained. Frederic Martel In the Closet of the Vatican. Views Read Edit View history. And so they would handle it in ways that were not healthy.