For the Gay Pride, held in Bari from the 3rd to the 7th June, the following release was distributed, and it was issued on all the italian gay sites:

The MO.CO.VA.( Vatican Concil II Movement) fraternally greets the participants in the Gay Pride.
We believe that the same omosexual sexuality is a huge gift from God, to be lived with dignity, seriousness and monogamous engagement.
The Bible is also word of men, it houses their mistakes and their prejudices. Jesus in his Gospel never took any position against the gay, but against sexual disorder.
To my gay brothers and lesbian sisters our warmest encouragement.

Reported by

  • The “Ottopagine” newspaper of 5 June 2003
  • The “Corriere dell’Irpinia” newspaper of 5 June 2003
  • The monthly “Il Borgo” – June 2003
  • The “Fax” newspaper of 21 June 2003
  • “Prima Tivvù” of 4 June 2003 (2:00 pm and 6:00 pm)
  • “Irpinia TV” of 4 June 2003 (2:00 pm and 6:00 pm)

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