Francis DeBernardo, executive director of New Ways Ministry, which advocates for equality for LGBT Catholics, said the pope's comments were "tremendous" and would do a lot of good. "The Pope loves you as you are, you have to be happy with who you are, '" Mr Cruz told the Spanish daily.
In a press conference after the stay, Cruz said: "I spoke for more than two-and-a-half hours with Pope Francis". According to CNN, a Vatican spokesman declined to comment on the conversation; but if true, it could represent an important shift in the Catholic Church's stance.
The meeting with the three Chilean victims in the Pope's private residence - Casa Santa Marta - is the first time a pope has invited sexual abuse victims to stay in his home.
In 2013 a journalist asked the Pope about the "gay lobby", to which he replied, "Who am I to judge?"
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Juan Carlos Cruz identifies as a gay man.
But the difference here, as Christopher Lamb, the Vatican correspondent for the Tablet tod The Guardian, is the Pope's reference to God's views.
Francis has spoken with compassion about homosexuality, though his comments have not led to any real change in the church's longstanding position on homosexuality. "Bride and Mother. And the Fathers go further and say that even your soul is the bride of Christ and mother".
God-Catholics would say-loves all of us "as we are" in the sense that He is not waiting for us to be ideal in order to love us. The Church is holy, we are sinners! These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition. "Tendencies, hormonal imbalance, have and cause so many problems... we must be attentive". Not to say that it's all the same, but in each case, welcome, accompany, study, discern and integrate.
Now the Catholic Church does not recognize or allow gay marriages.
While we've always been down with the social justice record of Pope Francis - stuff like fighting for the poor, calling out Donald Trump and urging humans to embrace a green agenda - his LGBTQ record is a bit more complicated.