Stefanini our only candidate for Vatican says France -update

'Vatican not in a good position to reject gays' says Kouchner

(ANSA) - Paris, April 22 - France reiterated Wednesday that openly gay diplomat Laurent Stefanini is its "best" candidate for ambassador to the Holy See. "We confirm (his) candidacy...
    and trust we'll receive a reply," sources at the Elysée Palace told ANSA. "We're definitely not seeking another candidate".
    "The Vatican is not in a good position to reject homosexuals," ex-foreign minister Bernard Kouchner told RTL radio. He said he had "the same problem" in 2007, when the Vatican rejected a diplomat chosen by former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy.


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