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Abuse victim welcomes Pope’s statement on homosexuality

January 27, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: In a statement featured by National Public Radio (NPR), an advocated for clerical abuse victims has welcomed the statement by Pope Francis that homosexuality is not a crime.

Juan Carlos Cruz said that the release of the Pope’s statement, in an AP interview, was “an incredible day.” However Cruz, who is openly homosexual, said that the Church’s teaching that forbids homosexual acts is “shameful.”

Cruz was inaccurately identified in a NPR headline as a “papal aide.” He was appointed by Pope Francis in 2021 to be a member of the Vatican’s Commission for the Protection of Minors.

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