Scores of German Catholic churches join in blessing same-sex unions
May 10, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: About 100 Catholic churches across Germany joined in a nationwide event on May 10, offering church blessings to same-sex couples in direct defiance of the Vatican. At St. Benedict’s church in Munich, where about 30 gay and lesbian couples received blessings, Father Wolfgang Rothe said: “Heavens were open. All people were happy.” But the German initiative—coming as a challenge to the Vatican’s statement that Catholic churches cannot bless same-sex unions—escalated the threat of an open schism.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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