Excerpts of the Catholic leader’s new book were published Dec. 3. One writer pulled a quote:
Speaking of homosexual attractions, the pope said, “It’s not just an expression of an affection. In consecrated and priestly life, there’s no room for that kind of affection. Therefore, the Church recommends that people with that kind of ingrained tendency should not be accepted into the ministry or consecrated life. The ministry or consecrated life is not his place.”
So it appears that Francis has positioned himself against men with same-sex attraction entering or remaining in the Catholic priesthood.