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>The question of homosexuality. Rome's main documents

The question of homosexuality

Rome’s main documents

Dates Document Name Description
1975 Persona Humana Declaration on Certain Questions Concerning Sexual Ethics
by the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
1986 Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons The Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
1992 Some Considerations Concerning the Response to Legislative Proposals on the Non-Discrimination of Homosexual Persons Declaration by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
2000 Family, Marriage and "De Facto" Unions Declaration by the Pontifical Council for the Family
2003 Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions between Homosexual Persons Declaration by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
2005 Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in view of their Admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders Instruction by the Congregation for Catholic Education

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