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Father Timothy Radcliffe, OP, a British Dominican who has spoken very positively in the past about lesbian and gay people, has been appointed by Pope Francis as a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, a Vatican office.
The appointment of Radcliffe, who was once the Master of the Dominican Order (head of the world-wide community), was announced very briefly on Vatican Radio’s website, giving only a brief five-sentence description of his academic and ecclesial background.
Radcliffe, however, has had a long history of supporting lesbian and gay people in the Catholic Church and speaking for their rights in civil society. Just in the last few years, Bondings 2.0 has reported on some of his actions and statements:
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