Pope Francis greets people attending his general audience in the San Damaso courtyard at the Vatican Sept. 23, 2020. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Oct 21st 2020 – Ozanne Foundation’s Inter-Religious Advisory Board respond to the statements by Pope Francis regarding same-sex unions and families:

“We warmly welcome the recognition by His Holiness, Pope Francis, that same-sex couples need recognition under the law, thus giving them and their children protection. This will bring hope to millions of lesbian and gay couples around the world, and will enable them to know that they have the Pope’s blessing to be in a family, and indeed to have a right to a family. His words of comfort show a deep pastoral understanding of the pain that many LGBT have gone through, and provide a significant challenge to all those who see their faith as a reason to discriminate against LGBT people.”

Pope Francis backs same-sex civil unions – Guardian, Oct 21st 2020

Pope calls for legal protections for gay couples – Pathos, Oct 21st 2020

Jayne Ozanne se Rejouit de l’announce du Pape Francois – Vue D’Ailleurs, Oct 22nd 2020

Ozanne Foundation signs UKAGE Statement on the impact of proposed amendments to Russia’s Family Law on Russian LGBTQUI citizens: