Did Francis wear Rainbow Pride Cross?


francis rainbow peide cross
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X, the Temple of Musk formerly home to a little blue bird, lit up over recent days with rumour of the Catholic Pope Francis wearing a pride rainbow cross in support of the LGBTQIA+ community.

While achieving little of substance for LGBTQIA+ people, Francis has said nice things about them occasionally. He cheers the eternally hopeful queer faithful who envision the church transitioning from burning queers to embracing them.

“And before our astonished eyes, the Pope has just invented The LGBT Cross,” tweeted one happy Xtian.

And now a photo of the pontiff wearing a pride rainbow cross!

What next?

A progressive pride flag flying from the domed rooftop of St Peter’s Basilica?

Homoerotic art decorating the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

Sorry, scratch that. Another pope did that centuries ago.

The Pope’s rainbow pride cross

As usual with Pope Francis, early raised hopes were soon dashed on the rocky shore of the papacy. (What to expect when Christ allegedly called his first pope the rock on which he’d build his church?)

The photo of Francis wearing the colourful cross is from 2018. The supposed rainbow pride cross was actually a gift from the Latin American Youth Ministry. As Euronews reports, the different colours represent different regions of Latin America.

Typical for Francis, elevated to the papacy with so much hope for change following the reigns of out, loud and proud bigots John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Sadly, the anticipated change-maker proved more a man of word than of deed.

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Destiny Rogers

Destiny Rogers embarked on her career in the media industry immediately after high school, initially joining Mirror News, which later evolved into News Ltd. She fondly recalls editing Ian Byford's 'Passing Glances: A History of Gay Cairns' as one of her most fulfilling projects. Additionally, Destiny co-researched and co-wrote 'The Queen's Ball', chronicling the history of the world's longest-running continuous queer event. Her investigative work on the history of Australia's COON Cheese and Edward Coon culminated in the publication 'COON: More Holes than Swiss Cheese', a collaborative effort with Dr. Stephen Hagan. Destiny's journey at QNews began as a feature writer, and she was subsequently elevated to the role of Managing Editor of QNews Magazine in 2018. However, in July 2022, she decided to resign from this role to refocus on research and feature writing. For contact, please reach out at destinyr@qnews.com.au.

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