Gay marriage denies God and devalues human dignity, Pope Benedict XVI said Friday in his annual “state of the Church” address at the Vatican.
Speaking to the Curia, the bureaucrats who run the global church of 1.2billion Catholics, the pope said opposition to gay marriage is a way of defending humanity: “Whoever defends God is defending man.”
Benedict also quoted the chief rabbi of France, Gilles Bernheim, who has written that promoting a right to same-sex marriage is an “attack” on the traditional family made up of a father, mother and children.
The address echoed his recently released annual peace message, which said gay marriage, abortion and euthanasia are threats to world peace. Read more »