I may not be a Catholic, but I am all behind the Pope's conviction in this.
How can he be said to "attack" the church equality bill?
I am not against homosexuals and transgenders attending church. However, I am against individuals who are "actively homosexuals" and have changed genders to be in a prominent leadership role. The key thing here is "actively practising individuals".
The church is a holy place. In fact, any religious place should be considered holy as people go there to find solace, peace and to worship.
Having someone who has not "cleansed and purified their thoughts and actions" when that should be the norm in a religious association, will lead the particular religious association to be critisized by the general public.
As this Pope says, "Your country is well known for its firm commitment to equality of opportunity for all members of society. Yet ... the effect of some of the legislation designed to achieve this goal has been to impose unjust limitations on the freedom of religious communities to act in accordance with their belief she told the bishops.
By imposing a such legislation, that itself is just catering to your own whims and fancies. It is already unjust when you try to impose a one-fit-for-all solution which pleases no one. Grow Up, man.