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Homosexual activists pelt Belgian archbishop with pies

Catholic World News - April 08, 2011

Homosexual activists threw pies at Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard of Brussels on April 6, as the archbishop was speaking at the Catholic University in Louvain.

Archbishop Leonard has become a chief target of gay-rights campaigners because of his opposition to homosexuality. He was the target of several different pies during his appearance in Louvain, and a noted homosexual activist posted videos of the assault on the internet.

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  • Posted by: Obregon - Apr. 10, 2011 3:27 PM ET USA

    Is it not the "silence" of Catholics that makes this outrage possible?

  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Apr. 09, 2011 9:36 PM ET USA

    First they came for the Archbishops, but I did not speak up because I was not an archbishop...

  • Posted by: mamato085337 - Apr. 09, 2011 7:11 AM ET USA

    Shows how vicious homosexuals can be, activists or not; that was my experience in my work history also. Something is wrong with their mind.

  • Posted by: tasha1996 - Apr. 08, 2011 10:37 PM ET USA

    Archbishop Leonard suffers like his Good Shepherd, especially during this Lent. Bravo to him! I wish to clone him for each diocese in Western Europe.

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Apr. 08, 2011 6:32 PM ET USA

    Bad as I feel for Archbishop Leonard, I think he count himself lucky for now to be hit with pies. Next, you can be sure there will be stones.

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