Cardinal declines pro-gay award

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Berlin has declined a nomination for the 2012 Respect Award by the Berlin Alliance Against Homophobia (Buendnis gegen Homophobie) for being the first high-ranking figure in the Catholic Church to speak out in favour of a “new cooperation with homosexuals in society”.

The cardinal said that as a Catholic, respect for all was a matter of course and not something for which he should be rewarded.

Source: The Tablet

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