Vatican moves to calm bishops over same-sex blessings approval

 | 
01/04/2024

VATICAN CITY, Jan 4 (Reuters) – The Vatican on Thursday moved to calm Catholic bishops in some countries who have balked over last month’s approval of blessings for same-sex couples, telling them that the measure is not “heretical” or “blasphemous”. In a five-page statement, the Vatican’s doctrinal office also acknowledged that such blessings could be “imprudent” in some countries where people who receive them might become targets of violence, or risk prison or even death. Catholic bishops in some countries, particularly in Africa, have expressed various degrees of dissent over the Dec. 18 declaration, known by its Latin title Fiducia Supplicans (Supplicating Trust), which was approved by Pope Francis. The fact that the Vatican needed to issue a five-page clarification of an eight-page declaration – little more than two weeks after it was issued – appeared to underscore the extent of the confusion it caused in many countries.

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 04/19/2024
04/18/2024
Burundi’s president said gay people should be stoned, amid a larger crackdown on the LGBTQ community in the East African country. “If you want to …
Added on: 04/19/2024
04/18/2024
ACCRA (Reuters) – Members of Ghana’s LGBT community and activists are waiting to see whether the West African country’s president will sign into law …
Added on: 04/19/2024
04/18/2024
Jules was driving to their friend’s house in St. Petersburg, Florida, last year when a police officer pulled them over for a busted taillight. …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from , ,

Added on: 04/19/2024
Scotland’s only youth gender clinic has paused prescribing puberty blockers for under-18s. Prescriptions for under-18s currently on the waiting list are to be blocked …
Added on: 04/18/2024
The Scottish government are set to introduce a bill to address prejudice and violence against women and girls – which rightly includes trans women and girls …
Added on: 04/18/2024
Following a travel warning issued for LGBTQ+ tourists in Greece, these are the European countries that are most welcoming to queer people. When same-sex …