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Philippine bishop: Pope’s comment on civil unions is contrary to divine law

October 22, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Arturo Bastes, SVD, 76, was bishop of Sorsogon (map) from 2003 until his retirement in 2019. Responding to the Pope’s remarks on same-sex civil unions, he said, “For me this is a shocking statement coming from a Pope. In my opinion this is contrary to divine law which explicitly permits only the union of man and woman or of opposite sexes of male or female, whatever that union is: civil, legal or sacramental.”

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