Catholic church cannot bless same-sex unions, Vatican decrees

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Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith rules that God ‘cannot bless sin’

The Vatican has said that the Catholic church cannot bless same-sex unions, as God “does not bless sin”, dashing the hopes of gay Catholics who believed Pope Francis might have created a more open environment.

In response to a question put to it about whether priests can bless gay couples, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), published a decree saying that such blessings “cannot be considered licit”. The response was approved by Pope Francis, who last year endorsed same-sex civil unions in an interview for a documentary film.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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