May 24, 2018 / 5:49 PM / in a month

Pope tells bishops not to accept gay seminarians -report

VATICAN CITY, May 24 (Reuters) - Pope Francis warned Italian bishops this week to vet carefully applicants to the priesthood and reject anyone they suspected might be homosexual, local media reported on Thursday.

“Keep an eye on the admissions to seminaries, keep your eyes open,” the pope was quoted as saying by newspaper La Stampa’s Vatican Insider service. (Reporting by Crispian Balmer Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)

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