Sunday, November 7, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI criticizes Spanish law during Barcelona dedication
Pope Benedict XVI recently came out and defended "traditional families" and the rights of the unborn. He was directly attacking Spanish laws, which allow for gay marriage, fast-track divorce and easier abortions than in many other places. The pope made these statements which he dedicated Barcelona's iconic basilica, the Sagrada Familia.
The pope encouraged Spanish Catholics to rediscover Christian teachings and apply them to their everyday lives. While the pope was in Barcelona, about 2000 gay and lesbian protestors held what they termed as a "kiss-in" to protest the pontiff's visit. The pope has previously characterized gay and lesbian relationships as "intrinsically disordered."
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