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Mugabe backs Catholics' 'no gay' stance

by Staff reporter
22 Oct 2014 at 06:28hrs | Views

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe yesterday said he applauded the decision by Catholics to snub gay rights in the church despite pressure to recognize them.

President Mugabe, a Catholic, has in the past criticized gay rights and has said homosexuals are worse than pigs and dogs. Zimbabwe does not recognize homosexual unions and those who engage in them are punishable by law.

"It was a subject to be discussed by the Synod and the bishops overwhelmingly rejected it (gay rights). We applaud their stance," Mugabe said yesterday as he returned from Vatican City where he and the First Lady witnessed the beatification of Blessed Paul VI.

Source - Herald