Pope: Gays in priest­hood a ‘se­ri­ous ques­tion’

The Bradenton Herald (Sunday) - - Nation & World - — AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Pope Fran­cis has been quoted in a soon-to-be pub­lished book as say­ing that hav­ing gays in the clergy “is some­thing that wor­ries me” and re­mark­ing that some so­ci­eties are con­sid­er­ing ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity a “fash­ion­able” life­style.

Ital­ian daily Cor­riere della Sera’s web­site Sat­ur­day ran ex­cerpts of the book in the form of an in­ter­view that Fran­cis gave about re­li­gious vo­ca­tions. Fran­cis was quoted as de­scrib­ing ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity within the walls of sem­i­nar­ies, con­vents and other re­li­gious places where clergy live as “a very se­ri­ous ques­tion.”

JOSHUA COR­BETT NYT

Road crew mem­bers, re­porters and res­i­dents sur­vey earth­quake dam­age to an of­framp Fri­day on the Min­nesota Drive Ex­press­way in An­chor­age, Alaska. While there were no re­ports of deaths or se­ri­ous in­juries, of­fi­cials said the mag­ni­tude-7 quake, cen­tered 9 miles north of the city, had crip­pled lo­cal in­fra­struc­ture and could take weeks or longer to re­pair.

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