Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

In Argentina, future Pontiff was chief opponent of same-sex marriage, legislator recalls

Catholic World News - November 15, 2013

An Argentine lawmaker has recounted how the future Pope Francis led opposition to a proposal to recognize same-sex marriage while he was serving as Archbishop of Buenos Aires.

Lilliana Negre, a senator and friend of the Pontiff, said that then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was not “intervening in politics” directly, but “reminding people what the Church teaches,” and asking Catholics to “act accordingly.” Yet she recalls that proponents of same-sex marriage were convinced that the cardinal was the mastermind of their political opposition. When their proposal passed, she said, the victors proclaimed: “We brought down Bergoglio.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($33,130 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,870.25
95% 5%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

The first steps toward liturgical renewal 1 hours ago
Boycott Apple? No; the effort is doomed to fail. 3 hours ago
Church Fathers: St. Justin Martyr 15 hours ago
Zooming toward Easter 16 hours ago
Why homosexuals need not worry over the Indiana law 17 hours ago

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13