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Bishop Francis Alleyne (from left), Swami Aksharananda and Brother Wazir Baksh. Source: Catholic Standard


Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB of Georgetown has apologised to the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer) community, acknowledging that the Church has not always interfaced with LGBTQ persons in the best manner.

Bishop Alleyne shared this sentiment at a February 17 public discussion at the National Library on the theme Loving Thy LGBTQ Neighbour/Family Member hosted by the Guyana Rainbow Foundation (GuyBow)—a community-based advocacy and empowerment organisation serving lesbian, bisexual, queer and questioning Guyanese women.

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