As he visits Catholic bishops in Cameroon today, Amnesty International is asking the Pope to support the United Nations resolution calling for the global decriminalization of homosexuality.
Cameroon criminalises same-sex relations and the charity has said dozens of young men and women have been jailed or fined for allegedly engaging in homosexual behaviour over the last three years. Tawanda Hondora, the deputy director of Amnesty International’s Africa Programme, said: “The Pope should take the important opportunity of this visit to Cameroon to make clear that the Holy See abhors any attacks or persecution of people based on their sexual orientation, and call on the government to decriminalise homosexuality.”
I’m not holding my breath. After all, we are as great a threat to the world as the destruction of the rainforest.