More than four thousand people sign to demand the dismissal of the Bishop of Tenerife


More than four thousand people have signed in 24 hours a petition from the Diverse LGBTI* Association to demand the dismissal of the Bishop of Tenerife through the change.org platform, which they will transfer to the Vatican and the Episcopal Conference.

Avalanche of reactions against the words of the Bishop of Tenerife on homosexuality

Avalanche of reactions against the words of the Bishop of Tenerife on homosexuality

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The association, in a statement, has reported that the social outcry against the statements of the Bishop of Tenerife in which he pointed to homosexuality as a “mortal sin” continues to grow.

For this reason, the LGBTI* Diversas Association has launched a petition through the signature platform change.org, in order to gather support to demand the dismissal of the bishop from Tenerife, who is visiting Pope Francis today.

In less than a day they have managed to collect more than four thousand signatures, which confirm “the wave of outrage” unleashed by the bishop’s statements, adds the note.

According to the association, to this is added the rejection shown by all the political forces with parliamentary representation in the Canary Islands and the regional president, as well as the impact of this news in the Canarian and state media.

The president of Diversas, Sergio Siverio, points out that the signatures will soon be transferred to the Vatican in a communication addressed to the Pope and will also be sent to the Episcopal Conference, so that they “take action on the matter once and for all and prevent it from continuing to be representative of the church, an ultra and homophobic recidivist bishop like Bernardo Álvarez”.

Siverio has pointed out that they will not allow “these statements to end up being a mere punctual controversy, as happened in 2007 with his statements justifying pederasty.”

“We are going to mobilize until forceful measures are taken against this bishop and that his displays of hatred against the LGBTI* community do not go unpunished,” he insists.

In addition, Diversas have taken the opportunity to thank “the enormous” support of citizens for the initiative launched yesterday, especially by LGBTI* believers linked to the Catholic Church and outraged by these statements.

“No bishop has the power to qualify our rights as mortal sin, we are free to be who we are and we should not be ashamed of it,” they point out.



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