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The Vatican rejects blessing same-sex marriages


According to reports, on Feb 22, 2021, the Vatican, with the approval of Pope Francis, rejected the Roman Catholic Church blessing a same-sex marriage declaring them “illicit.”

In a statement, issued by the Roman Catholic Church’s orthodoxy office, the Vatican stated it welcomed gays who must be treated with dignity, but would not bless their marriages.

LifeSite News, a Catholic news site, provides the details:

ROME, March 15, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – The Catholic Church cannot bless homosexual relationships, the Vatican declared today, calling such blessings “illicit.”

A question to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith about whether or not the Church has the “power to give the blessing to unions of persons of the same sex” was answered in the “negative” by the congregation’s prefect, Luis Cardinal Ladaria Ferrer. The congregation’s statement was assented to by Pope Francis. While the statement was signed Feb. 22, it was only released today.

READ: BREAKING: Vatican rejects blessings for homosexual couples

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