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Pope Francis Backtracks on Blessings for Same-Sex Couples

Posted on AllSides May 20th, 2024
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ROME — Pope Francis has added to the confusion regarding the blessing of same-sex couples, now insisting that only the individuals may be blessed and not the couple. In a conversation with CBS anchor Norah O’Donnell that aired on 60 Minutes on Sunday, the pontiff seemed to reverse a Vatican text from last December that explicitly allowed for the blessing of same-sex couples. “Last year you decided to allow Catholic priests to bless same-sex couples,” O’Donnell said to the pope. “That’s a big change. Why?” “No, what I allowed was...

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