Italian parish holds ‘Mass of Thanksgiving’ for same-sex union
June 17, 2022
CWN Editor's Note: A Catholic church in Bologna held a “Mass of Thanksgiving” for a homosexual couple, immediately after the men had registered their civil marriage.
Although the liturgical service did not directly violate the letter of a Vatican ban on church blessings for same-sex unions, the couple came forward for a special blessing immediately after the Mass.
The priest who gave the blessing, Father Gabriele Davalli, heads the family-life office for the Bologna archdiocese, whose leader, Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi, was recently appointed by Pope Francis as president of the Italian bishops’ conference.
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