Rorate Caeli

Official Vatican Note:"No homosexuals in seminaries"
means "No homosexuals in seminaries"

of the Secretariat of State
«Rescriptum ex audientia»

"Regarding the Document of the Congregation for Catholic Education, 'Instruction concerning the criteria for the discernment of vocations with regard to persons with homosexual tendencies in view of their admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders', published by the same Dicastery on November 4, 2005, and following numerous requests of clarification made to the Apostolic See, it is clarified that the dispositions contained in said Instruction are valid for all the Formation Houses for the priesthood, including the ones which are linked to the Dicasteries for Oriental Churches [Seminaries of Eastern Churches], for the Evangelization of Peoples [Seminaries in Mission areas], and for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life [Seminaries of Religious Orders].

"The Supreme Pontiff approved this clarification on the 8th of April of the year of the Lord of 2008."
Published in today's edition of L'Osservatore Romano