Bishop Nunzio Galantino

ROME (RNS) The Catholic Church should make “unconventional couples”
feel at home instead of making them targets of “de facto
discrimination,” the leader of the Italian Bishops Conference and an
ally of Pope Francis said this week.

“Couples in irregular matrimonial situations are also Christians, but
they are sometimes looked upon with prejudice,” said Bishop Nunzio
Galantino, an apparent reference to divorced and remarried Catholics.

“The burden of exclusion from the sacraments is an unjustified price
to pay, in addition to de facto discrimination,” he said Wednesday (Aug.
27) in an address to a national conference on liturgy in the Italian
hill town of Orvieto.

Robby George and Ryan Anderson are now having a collective stroke.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.