Monday, 26 January 2009

Times: Proposed resolution on homosexuality
Monday, 26th January 2009 by Joe Zammit, Paola

Contrary to the picture sometimes painted by misinformed persons, the Holy See, and for that matter the Pope, the Vatican and the whole Catholic Church, are opposed to discrimination against homosexuals.

One can read paragraph 2358 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. On the other hand, in response to Italian press reports, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, said that the Holy See would not support the French proposal for a UN resolution to decriminalise homosexuality because in the proposal there was included at the same time the imposition of homosexual marriage in national law. Please, note well the word "imposition".

Furthermore, the Vatican was not alone in rejecting this possible resolution. Fewer than 50 member states of the UN have adhered to it. More than 150 members have rejected it.

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