Pope’s remarks on gay priests welcome news locally; clergy say it's consistent with Catholic teaching

Dignity Boston President Rocco Pigneri was quoted in an article by the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Rocco stated: "said his members were “disappointed that the pope closed the door so firmly on women’s ordination.”

Still, he said, they were encouraged by the pope’s remarks about gay Catholics.

“For any LGBT person to be characterized as a person of faith and good will is a very positive thing,” Pigneri said. “We’re excited to see Francis take this step and hope it will lead to more.”

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