facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Pope attacks gay marriage

Dec. 21, 2012 at 12:49 PM   |   Comments

VATICAN CITY, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI attacked gay marriage during a Christmas speech Friday, calling heterosexual marriage an "essential" part of the human experience.

Benedict's remarks came during his greeting to the Roman Curia (the papal court), Italy's ANSA news agency reported.

The pope said God's natural design of family was founded on the marriage of a man and a woman, without whom "figures fundamental to human existence disappear: the father, the mother, the child," and without whom "essential dimensions of the experience of being a person fall."

Benedict's comments came just about a week after he said publicly he believes gay marriage could cause "serious harm to justice and peace."

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Brady Morton's body discovered three days after Port Huron Float Down
2
Boko Haram overruns Nigerian police academy
3
Amanda Curtis launches Montana Senate campaign after Walsh bows out
4
Oil spill reported in North Dakota
5
U.S. attempted rescue of James Foley, ISIS demanded $132M ransom
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback