Pope Francis, speaking to reporters on his flight home from Ireland, was asked what he would tell a father of a child who just came out as gay.
What was the advice of Pope Francis to parents of homosexual children?
Let us cite what was said:
I would say first to pray, do not condemn, have a dialogue, understand, give your son or daughter some space. Give them some space so they can express themselves.
Then, at which age does this turmoil of the child surface? It is important. Because it means something if it shows when you are still a child, when there are a lot of things to be done, either with psychiatric help, or… to see how things are. While it is something else when it shows 20 years later.
But I will never say that silence is a solution. To ignore a son or the daughter with homosexual tendencies is a complete lack of paternity and maternity. You are my son, you are my daughter, as you are, and I am your father and your mother. Let’s talk. Pope Francis
Watch the whole discussion with Pope Francis (in Italian):
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