The Pope believes Catholics should be respectful and tolerable towards the community but same-sex ma
A new document named 'Amoris Laetitia' (The Joy Of Love) includes issues such as homosexuality, abortion and divorce.
The documents have been created over the course of two years and discuss societies modern issues, taking in reference and opinions from the 1.2 billion Catholics in the world alongside those closest to the Pope.
The document says that people should be more tolerable and respectful towards the LGBT community but believes that same-sex marriage has no grounds to be recognized by the Catholic church.
“Every person, regardless of sexual orientation, ought to be respected in his or her dignity and treated with consideration, while ‘every sign of unjust discrimination’ is to be carefully avoided, particularly any form of aggression and violence.
"As for proposals to place unions between homosexual persons on the same level as marriage, there are absolutely no grounds for considering homosexual unions to be in any way similar or even remotely analogous to God’s plan for marriage and family.”
Instead, his advice towards same sex families is that they should given “respectful pastoral guidance, so that those who manifest a homosexual orientation can receive the assistance they need to understand and fully carry out God’s will in their lives."
“Each country or region, moreover, can seek solutions better suited to its culture and sensitive to its traditions and local needs.”
This means that bishops other countries are allowed to make their own decisions, similar to how Ireland has passed the same-sex marriage bill.
The document also added that gay people are 'intrinsically disordered' and Catholics should welcome them to churches to better themselves.