DAET, CAMARINES NORTE: The Diocese of Daet has created an office to attend to the needs of persons with Same Sex Attraction (SSA), according to Fr. Ronaldo Anthony Timoner, diocesan chaplain. Daet Bishop Gilbert Garcera has appointed Fr. Jose Chito Estrella to head the office. Estrella’s appointment came on the eve of the “Living the truth in love: Pope Francis and persons with same sex attraction” two-day pastoral symposium which started on September 2 at the Pope Pius XI Catholic Center in Manila. Garcera, one of the speakers, will shed light on the thinking of the Church about persons with SSA over a series of dialogues with LGBT individuals and groups made by Pope Francis last year. In an interview with America Magazine in 2013, Francis said God does not condemn gay individuals.
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