Saturday, January 23, 2016

Pope: Cath. Church Opposes Gay Marriage in Italy; "Family Is Part of God's Dream... Saves Humanity"

Pope Francis issued a stern reminder of the Roman Catholic Church's opposition to gay marriage yesterday (January 22, 2016), as a fierce debate raged in Italy ahead of a vote that would give legal recognition to homosexual couples, according to the Christian Today website.

Next week, the Italian Senate is due to resume debating a bill that would legalize civil partnership for homosexuals as well as unmarried heterosexual couples.

Many opponents view such a law as a prelude to legalizing gay marriage.

"The family, founded on indissoluble matrimony that unites and allows procreation, is part of God's dream and that of His Church for the salvation of humanity," Pope Francis said in an address to members of the Vatican court that rules on marriage annulments.

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