Pope Francis has blessed a lesbian author for “spreading authentic human and Christian values.”
The pope also wished Francesca Pardi (who authored “Why Do You Have Two Mommies”) and her partner “ever more fruitful work in the service of young generations.”
According to AFP, Pardi sent the Pope copies of her books after she came under fire from Christian groups. Pradi, who is not Catholic, said that she was pleasantly surprised to have received such a positive response and praised the pope for showing “respect and dignity” towards her, her wife and their four children.
“My books present different types of families without setting any of them up as a model,” said Pardi.
Vatican officials are now scrambling to downplay the pope’s blessing, especially as the Pope was already taking heat for promoting global government and “man-made climate change.”