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Vatican rejects gender-affirming surgery and surrogacy in new document

Vatican City Reuters The Vatican on Monday reaffirmed its opposition to gender-affirming surgery, “gender theory” and surrogate parenthood, drawing criticism from advocates for LGBTQ Catholics. The declaration by the Vatican’s doctrinal office (DDF) comes four months after another document in which it supported blessings for same-sex couples, triggering fierce conservative pushback, especially in Africa. People […]

Ugandan law widens Anglican Church rift over LGBTQ rights

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby attends the Church of England General Synod meeting in London, Britain, on 9th February, 2023.

Kigali, Rwanda Reuters The chair of a conservative group of Anglican church leaders on Wednesday accused the church’s global head of perpetuating colonialism with his criticism of one of the world’s harshest anti-LGBTQ laws, introduced by Uganda last month.  Justin Welby, the head of the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion’s 85 million […]