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  1. Will the Pope Weigh in on Homophobia in Uganda?

    Pope Francis is under increasing pressure to confront growing homophobia in Uganda. This stems from the fact that the recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Act, which includes possible life imprisonment for gay people, was openly supported by Uganda’s Catholic clergy. Pope Francis, who has lately softened the Vatican’s stance on homosexuality and issues like civil marriage, has spoken against the bill saying he is “opposed to ’unjust discrimination.’” He also declined an invitation from Ugandan Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga to visit the country, although a firmer stand might be needed to counter the recent wave of homophobia in the region.

    Source: The Atlantic

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