Vatican, France in showdown over gay ambassador


VATICAN CITY: Three months after appointing an openly gay diplomat as France’s ambassador to the Vatican, Paris is still waiting for the green light from Rome. With Pope Francis entering his third year in the post, some activists see the Vatican’s silence as a test of the depth of reform in the Catholic Church. While the Vatican usually declares it has accepted a candidate around a month after an appointment is made, it makes no public statements at all if the answer is no.



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  1. Ikabod Bubwit on

    It is a totally stupid move on the part of the French government to appoint an openly gay diplomat to the Vatican post !!! What do they want to prove ???