BOTSWANA, June 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an interview with Botswana's Sunday Standard, the leader of the nation's Catholics spoke about homosexuality, explaining that homosexuals "are our brothers and sisters. We have to love them, sympathise with them, and help where we can. The Church does not reject them. We only reject attendant practices, like sodomy."
Bishop Valentine Seane called homosexual "marriage" a "sickness" mostly "of our own making."
"You can't justify it," he insisted. "It's against the natural definition of what's male and female, and what they are there for. The Church will marry man and woman, not man and man; or woman and woman."
"The Church," said the Bishop, "will sympathise to see how people who find themselves with such inclinations can be helped." The bishop noted that in some circumstances the condition can be "corrected". "We do acknowledge that such orientation might result from physiological make-up or hormonal imbalance, but you can work on that."