Pope’s documentary comments endorsing same-sex civil unions 'not considered' official teaching: Singapore Catholic Church
SINGAPORE: Comments made by Pope Francis in a documentary voicing support for same-sex civil unions are “not considered or admissible as official ...
BookmarkSINGAPORE: Comments made by Pope Francis in a documentary voicing support for same-sex civil unions are “not considered or admissible as official papal teaching", said the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore on Thursday (Oct 22).In a statement issued by the Archbishop's Communications Office, the Catholic Church said in response to CNA queries that it has not received an official statement or communication from the Vatican.
AdvertisementAdvertisement“We do know at the moment what the Holy Father actually said in the interview and the context of what he said,” the statement read.“Also, any quote from the Holy Father recorded in a documentary is not considered or admissible as an official papal teaching.”
Pope Francis' endorsement of same-sex civil unions was made during an interview for a feature-length documentary called Francesco, which premiered at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe comments came midway through the film that delves into issues the Pope cares about most, including the environment, poverty, migration, racial and income inequality, as well as the people most affected by discrimination.
"Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God," Pope Francis said in one of his sit-down interviews for the documentary."What we have to have is a civil union law; that way they are legally covered.”The Catholic understanding of marriage is defined as “the sacrament by which a baptised man and a baptised woman bind themselves for life in lawful marriage”, the Catholic Church of Singapore said in the statement.
Advertisement“This matrimonial bond has two properties, namely, unity and indissolubility. Unity of marriage means that because the man and woman are united in one flesh, Catholic marriages are monogamous. It is also indissoluble until death.”The Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage “remains unchanged” regardless of a civil union between two people of the same sex approved by the state, it said.
“What is legal in society is not necessarily moral or licit for Catholics in the teaching of the Church.” Read more: CNA »
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They're playing good cop bad cop shtick. Funds are drying up cos straights are not as religious anymore. Who cares what the pope or sg Catholic Church say? I don’t care when a snake say eat the apple, so I don’t care what they say in general. No Catholics ever divorce before? Sigh. As a Catholic, I’m happy the Pope is progressing and the religion that progress as the society is good. As Sg’rean, disappointed at the SG Catholic Church! Jesus said to love everyone as yourself!
Catholic Church is always very comprising. 'Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God,' This is exactly the word all LGBT people and true Christians have been waiting for. Hosanna! Need Mother Mary to say then can. 🙄 So they need a formal papal decree? Time for the Pope to get on it then! Pontifex
I thought he is the boss, isn’t he? Pontifex yikes
Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary filmPope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary film
Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary film Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival. The papal thumbs-up came midway through the film that delves into issues Francis cares about most, including Vatican City is very compromising.... as usual.
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