Despite Pope Francis's calls to legalize same-sex marriage, the Catholic Church will not bless same-sex marriage unions because they are a sin.
This was reported in the press service of the Vatican.
As noted, according to the position of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the church is not authorized to bless same-sex marriages, since such blessings cannot be вЂњconsidered legalвЂќ.
Therefore, the priests of the Catholic Church do not have the right to bless homosexual couples who ask for a certain type of religious recognition of their marriage.
The press service said that Pope Francis was informed and gave his consent to this position of the church.
Earlier it became known that the Vatican hid the pontiff's support for gay marriage for a year.