Vatican: Pope will meet married gay activist; warns against “secularism and relativism”
A Paraguayan LGBT organization announced that it has received and accepted an invitation to meet with Pope Francis when he visits the country in July. BuzzFeed’s Lester Feder reports that the Pope’s meeting with SOMOSGAY’s executive director Simón Cazal will be his first public meeting with a married gay activist. Cazal married his husband Sergio López in Argentina in 2012.
López told BuzzFeed News that the invitation came as a total surprise — the group had not requested to be included in the meeting. Paraguay also is one of the few South American countries where no protections exist for LGBT people or same-sex couples; their marriage in Argentina has no legal force in their country.