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NY Archdiocese blasts ‘scandalous behavior’ at funeral for trans activist

Posted on AllSides February 19th, 2024
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The New York Archdiocese on Saturday condemned the “scandalous behavior” at a funeral held Thursday at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for transgender community activist Cecilia Gentili.

In a statement Saturday, Rev. Enrique Salvo said the Cathedral was not made aware Gentili was reportedly an avowed atheist and that it had not known about her identify before the service.

“The Cathedral only knew that family and friends were requesting a funeral Mass for a Catholic, and had no idea our welcome and prayer would be degraded in such a sacrilegious and deceptive...

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