Pope Francis had a private audience with Father James Martin, SJ in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on Friday.
Afterwards, Martin tweeted about the meeting he was “deeply grateful” for and explained what they talked about.
I was deeply grateful to meet with Pope Francis @Pontifex in the Apostolic Palace this morning for 45 minutes, during which we spoke about the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties, of LGBTQ Catholics. It was a warm, inspiring and encouraging meeting that I’ll never forget.
— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) November 11, 2022
The Vatican made no comment on the meeting, their second.
When they first met in 2019, Martin said he shared with Pope Francis the “joys and hopes, and the griefs and anxieties, of LGBT Catholics and LGBT people worldwide.” He didn’t reveal what the Holy Father said to him, except that they “both laughed several times.”
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