The Vatican has come under fire after dismissing a high-ranking Polish priest on the same day he revealed that he was gay.
Father Krzystof Charamsa, who held a post in the Vatican’s branch for protecting Catholic dogma, urged the Catholic church to change its ‘backwards’ attitude to homosexuality.
The 43-year-old revealed that he also had a Spanish partner, in two separate interviews with an Italian newspaper and a Polish news program.
‘It’s time for the Church to open its eyes about gay Catholics and to understand that the solution it proposes to them – total abstinence from a life of love – is inhuman,’ he told the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, saying he wanted to challenge the Church’s ‘paranoia’.
‘I know that I will have to give up my ministry which is my whole life. ‘I know that the Church will see me as someone who did not know how to fulfill his duty [to remain chaste], who is lost and who is not even with a woman but with a man!’
‘I want to be an advocate for all sexual minorities and their families who have suffered in silence,’ he said during the press conference. ‘I dedicate my coming out to all gay priests. ‘I wish them happiness even if I know that most of them will not have the courage to make the gesture I have made today.
‘To my Church, I want to say that I reject and I denounce the current atmosphere of exasperating homophobia. ‘Open your eyes to the suffering of gay people, to their desire for love.”I place myself in the hands of God.’
The general overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman has shared the reason why most marriages don’t last.
Apostle Johnson Suleman explained why the marriages of these days are prone to fail compared to the marriages of the past.
While preaching a sermon in his church, the man of God disclosed that many marriages are failing because of the excessive use of social media platforms.
According to Apostle Suleman, most youths depend on pieces of advice they get from social media and what they see online to manage their marriages. Adding that they have completely ignored the advice from their elderly ones.
“The problem with Africa, Europe, and America, is that technology has made us feel so independent. That is why marriages don’t last again,” he said.
Apostle Johnson Suleman stated that in the past before a woman or a man will get married into a family, proper investigations will be done by both families to ascertain which family their child will be marrying into. But now due to a lot of changes, most of these acts are ignored by the youth.
“When you go to your father and you want to marry, they will check the girl. They will do a thorough investigation. They will check her father’s side. They will check her mother’s side. They will check how their family is. Then they will say ‘My son, you can’t marry that girl.’ And you will agree,” he said.
He added that most marriages do not last because no further checks are done before the institution of marriage between parties.
“In those days, marriages last 50 years. In the days of love, the days of I’m in love, marriages cannot last 3 years,” he lamented.
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