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[Irish PM] Varadkar: Iíll Push Pope on Accepting Same-Sex Families
The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 8/6/18 | Staff Reporter

Posted on 08/06/2018 6:22:09 PM PDT by marshmallow

Irish ministers are stepping their criticisms of Church teaching ahead of the World Meeting of Families

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says he will tell Pope Francis that families headed by same-sex couples are equal to traditional families when the Pontiff visits Ireland later this month.

The two are due to meet at Dublin Castle as the Pope visits for the World Meeting of Families, the Catholic Church’s celebration of the family.

Asked what he would say to Pope Francis, Varadkar told journalists last Tuesday he would express “our view as a society and as a government that families come in all sorts of different forms and that includes families led by same-sex parents”.

Although he was “really glad” the Pontiff was visiting the Republic of Ireland, he said he was “not sure exactly what the detail of my interaction with him is going to be”.

“[The meeting at] Dublin Castle may be very short but, first of all, I will want to welcome him to Ireland and, if the opportunity arises, I will certainly want to express to him the real concerns Irish people have in relation to the legacy of the past, in relation to issues such as the church’s involvement in Magdalene laundries, mother-and-baby homes, and sexual and physical abuse.”

The Republic’s Minister for Children has also previously said she will tell the Pope he is wrong to say only heterosexual couples can form real families, while the Culture Minister will tell Pope Francis to abolish priestly celibacy.

Health Minister Simon Harris also attacked Church teaching on contraception on Sunday, saying religion “will not determine health and social policy in our country any more.”

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1 posted on 08/06/2018 6:22:09 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

The UK and Ireland are fast becoming cesspits of immorality.


2 posted on 08/06/2018 6:27:53 PM PDT by tflabo (Varmints)
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To: marshmallow

Varadkar thinks he’s GOD!


3 posted on 08/06/2018 6:30:36 PM PDT by Retvet (Retvet)
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To: marshmallow

I doubt that’ll take a very big push.


4 posted on 08/06/2018 6:34:39 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: Husker24

Seriously. “I’ll push Chris Christie to join me at Dunkin Donuts.”


5 posted on 08/06/2018 7:10:36 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: marshmallow

What’s it say when every anti-Christian, anti-God group and politician looks to this “pope” as a kindred soul?


6 posted on 08/07/2018 6:48:14 AM PDT by circlecity
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