No Power to Dogmas

Keine Macht den Dogmen

Under the watch of Catholic Pope Francis, bishops met in October 2014 to discuss reforms based among other things, on the findings of the first-ever global survey of Catholics on issues as contraception, abortion and homosexuality. Francis’ leadership is a far cry from that of his predecessor, Benedikt, whose visit to Berlin three years earlier was met with much protest.


The Keine Macht den Dogmen (No Power to Dogmas) demonstration was organised by the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany (LSVD), with 68 participating organisations, under the umbrella group name “Der Papst Kommt” (“The Pope is Here”).

On homosexuality, the two popes have quite different takes: Benedikt XVI wrote in 2005 that homosexuality was “a strong tendency ordered toward an intrinsic moral evil”; Francis said in 2014 that “if a homosexual person is of good will and is in search of God, I am no one to judge…”

Experienced: 22.09.2011 || Recounted: 29.09.2014

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