Acknowledging single-sex relations is a defeat of humankind


Legal acknowledgment of partnership relations between people of the same sex in Ireland means a defeat of not only Christian principles, but also of humankind. In this way the secretary of the state of the Holy See cardinal Pedro Parolin commented results of a referendum on the Green Island from 24 May 2015 in which the Irish voted for legalization of contracting single-sex couples.

The cardinal reminded that the Church has always protected the family based on a relation of two people of different sex, so – as he admitted – the results of the Irish referendum raise ‘great sadness’ in him. He emphasized that – as the archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said – the Church must be aware of this reality but it must also remember ‘to strengthen its whole engagement and undertake efforts for the sake of evangelizing also our culture’.


„Niedziela” 23/2015

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