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‘Love wins’: German priests defy Vatican ban, bless same-sex couples

Several church services are also celebrating gay unions, which has escalated tension between the conservatives and progressives.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 17, 2021 11:23:30 am
A video of German priests blessing same-sex couples has gone viral on social media and prompted mixed reactions online.

Germany’s Catholic progressives are openly defying the recent pronouncement that states that priests can not bless same-sex unions. The movement ‘Love wins’ emerged after the Catholic Church said that God “cannot bless sin”.

The document, which was published earlier this March by the Vatican’s doctrinal office, states that the Catholic clergy cannot bless the union as God “cannot bless sin,” the NBC reported.

While the document was in agreement with the conservatives, it displeased the advocates of the LGBTQ Catholics community around the world. In response to the pronouncement, many priests in Germany openly refused to accept it and have continued to bless gay couples.

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A video of German priests blessing same-sex couples has gone viral on social media and prompted mixed reactions online. While many support the move, others are not in agreement with the same.

According to the news website, several church services are also celebrating gay unions, which has escalated tension between the conservatives and progressives.

In support of the movement, thousands of German priests and church employees have signed a petition asking the Church to extend blessing to same-sex couples and even put up rainbow flags outside churches, the BBC reported.

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