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Pope Francis approves blessing for same-sex couples Vatican Doctorate Same-sex marriage

In a significant step, Pope Francis has officially endorsed the blessing of gay couples, marking a radical shift in Vatican policy. A new document from the Vatican’s doctrinal office released Monday sheds light on the Pope’s earlier communications with two conservative cardinals, emphasizing that God’s love and mercy Persons seeking protection must not undergo a “thorough ethical analysis” as a prerequisite. ,

The document affirms that marriage remains a sacrament between a man and a woman, emphasizing that blessings should not be combined with the sacrament of marriage and should not coincide with civil unions. . Furthermore, it discourages the use of wedding-related clothing and gestures during such ceremonies.

While maintaining the traditional definition of marriage, the document emphasizes that requests for blessing for same-sex couples should not be rejected outright. It provides a broad Scriptural definition of the word “blessedness” to emphasize that the burden of exhaustive moral scrutiny should not be placed on individuals seeking an excellent relationship with God, love, and mercy.

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The AP report noted that according to the document, the blessings serve as a means for individuals to increase their faith in God. It argues that the request for blessings symbolizes and nurtures openness to transcendence, mercy and closeness to God in various concrete circumstances of life. The document highlights the importance of not hindering but nurturing this seed of the Holy Spirit.

“After all, a blessing provides a means for people to increase their faith in God. Thus, the request for a blessing expresses and nurtures openness to transcendence, mercy and closeness to God in thousands of concrete circumstances of life, Which is no small thing, the document cited in the report says, “something about the world we live in.”

It further states, “It is the seed of the Holy Spirit that must be nurtured, not hindered.”

The decision signals the Pope’s effort to bridge a more compassionate understanding in line with changing societal attitudes toward LGBTQ+ issues.

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