• Pope told parents to support their children no matter their sexual orientation.
Catholic's Pope Francis has urged parents not to condemn their children for their sexual orientation.
In his latest gesture of outreach to the LGBTQ community, the head of the catholic church told parents to support their children no matter their sexual orientation.
"Parents who see that their children have different sexual orientations, how they manage that and accompany their children and not hide behind a condemning attitude."
In the past, Pope Francis said gay people have a right to be accepted by their families as children and siblings, and has sent notes of appreciation to priests and nuns who minister to gay Catholics.
When asked about gay priests during a spontaneous exchange with the press, he responded;
"If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has goodwill, who am I to judge?” the Pope asked.
"They shouldn't be marginalized. The tendency [same-sex attraction] is not the problem... they're our brothers."
Same-sex marriage was banned under the Kenyan Constitution since 2010 and there are no explicit protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.