Vatican Says Priests Cannot Bless Same-Sex Marriages

HeadlineMar 16, 2021

The Vatican has declared it will not be blessing same-sex marriages or unions, arguing God “cannot bless sin.” The recent announcement radically contradicts earlier comments made by Pope Francis where he stated same-sex couples should be allowed to have civil unions. In 2013, he famously said, “If a person is gay … who am I to judge?” LGBTQ rights groups are condemning the Vatican’s move, calling it a drastic step backward.

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