by Matt Moore
A Christian journalist attempted to link the two when asking questions.
The chief of the summit which aims to stop child sexual abuse within the Vatican, has told journalists that homosexuality has “nothing to do with” it.
During the summit, in which 200 people participated and heard accounts from survivors, journalists posing questions attempted to link homosexuality to the abuse.
However, Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta, who was appointed as chief of the summit, told them that “to generalize about categories of person is never legitimate.”
He continued, saying all sexualities were “human conditions that we recognize, and that exist, but they aren’t something that really predisposes to sin.”
But one journalist, from the Christian news website LifeSiteNews wouldn’t drop the line, saying: “I don’t think in anything that’s happened here anyone has suggested that people with homosexual tendencies equal people who are abusing [minors], and that should be clear.
“Nonetheless, as we saw in the United States, much of the abuse came out of decades of a subculture of homosexuality and sins of sodomy… in the seminaries.
“So just to clarify: while we shouldn’t generalize about categories of persons, do you think that it’s important to address this sort of sin among the clergy which fosters coverup?”
Although the Archbishop didn’t defend homosexuality, he responded by saying: “The simple [answer] is “yes” but this has nothing to do with sexual abuse of minors.