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Vatican: Pope speaks out against gay marriage

Issue 'a question of justice' says Benedict XVI

09 March, 14:59
Vatican: Pope speaks out against gay marriage (ANSA) - Vatican City, March 9 - Pope Benedict XVI spoke out against same-sex marriage Friday, calling the Church's stance a "question of justice". Before an audience of American bishops, the pontiff chided those who "consider gender to be irrelevant to the definition of marriage". He called on listeners to stand up to "the powerful cultural and political movements aimed at altering the legal definition of marriage". According to the pope, marriage between a man and woman "relates to the preservation of the welfare of the entire human community and the rights of parents and children".

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