Senator Durbin Appeals to Pope Francis Regarding Dominican Cardinal’s Hostile Statements Against Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador

WASHINGTON—(ENEWSPF)—December 15, 2015. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today sent a letter to Pope Francis regarding Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez of the Archdiocese of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and the United States Ambassador to that country, Wally Brewster. Cardinal Rodriguez has been openly hostile in public remarks and even helped organize a protest against Ambassador Brewster, who is openly gay.

“The Church’s teachings on gay marriage are well known, but the Church also teaches us to show tolerance for those with different sexual orientations. The intolerant public statements of Cardinal Rodriguez . . .

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