October 07, 2005

Vatican stops short of full gay ban


by Christopher Curtis
PlanetOut Network

An Italian newspaper has divulged some contents of a soon-to-be released Vatican document that indicates the crackdown on gay men in seminaries will not be as severe as first feared.

The paper, Corriere della Sera, reported that gays in seminaries, who have lived chastely for at least three years, will be able to become priests.

In September, LGBT leaders feared an outright ban on all gay seminarians and an ensuing witch hunt, after news broke that the Vatican had drafted guidelines targeting gays in a current evaluation of 229 seminaries.

Posted by kshaw at October 7, 2005 08:49 PM