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Monday, March 15, 2021

Priests can't bless gay couples

Vatican says priests can't bless gay couples. Why did Pope Francis approve this decree?

by Christopher White

Explainer: A Vatican decree saying priests can't bless same-sex unions is another tricky move in Francis' tightrope walk of upholding church teaching while also trying to extend a warmer welcome to LGBTQ persons.

Vatican excludes gay union blessing as God 'can't bless sin'

by Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a formal response Monday to a question about whether Catholic clergy can bless gay unions: "Negative."

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