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The Vatican Has Publicly Rejected Blessings for Homosexual Couples

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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…

Blessings for homosexual couples has been especially pushed by Catholic Church leaders in Germany, such as Cardinal Reinhard Marx and other bishops who are part of the country’s “Synodal Path,” and have called for a blessing of such relationships liturgically.

The Catholic Church teaches that homosexuality is one of the four sins that cry to heaven for justice. Read more…

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