I guess that the Pope at some time has read the Bible and stumbled across the bit where it says: 'If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death.'
That's pretty conclusive, God doesn't take kindly to men having sexual relations with each other so for the Pope to now say that actually, God made them gay and loves them all is a very broad interpretation of the original KILL THEM ALL statement.
'That you are gay does not matter. God made you like this and loves you like this and I don’t care. The pope loves you like this.
You have to be happy with who you are' the leader of the Catholic Church told a gay man in a meeting regarding sexual abuse by members of the Catholic Church.
Could be a new direction for the Church, saying that homosexuality as a sexual orientation is designed and bestowed upon humans by God which is a lot more welcoming then SINNERS, KILL THEM ALL which could be interpreted as a tad negative.
It's going to take a massive effort from the religious folk to spin their way out of 'They are to be put to death' by telling us exactly what God actually meant and how it never really meant put them to death at all.