Roman Catholic military chaplains banned from providing pastoral care to gay servicemembers

Pope Francis has said that the church should not "interfere spirituality" in the lives of LGBT people, but new policies for Roman Catholic military chaplains categorically denies couples counseling, marriages, and even funerals to gay service members.

"The rules, sent to chaplains on Sept. 18 by Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, head of the AMS, also bar chaplains from taking part in a funeral for a Catholic if that participation 'would give the impression that the church approves of same sex ‘marital’ relationships.'"

Read more at Religion News Service.

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