“Everything, everything, everything.” He said it in Lisbon and repeated it several times to reiterate that principle of welcome at the basis of the pastoral mission of the Church and also to frame the blessings for “irregular” couples (including homosexuals) as suggested in the doctrinal document. Begging for Trust.
Francis repeated what was already mentioned in the audience to the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith that drafted the declaration: “I do not bless a ‘homosexual marriage’, I bless two people who love each other and ask I also ask them to pray for me,” he explained. The Pope is in conversation with the director of Credere, Vincenzo Vitale.
Always in confessions, when these situations arise—homosexual people, remarried people—I always pray and bless. The blessing should not be denied to anyone. All, all, all. Attention, I am talking about people: those who are able to receive baptism.
«The heaviest sins,” added the Holy Pope, are those disguised in a more ‘angelic’ appearance. No one will be surprised if I give my blessing to a businessman who may be exploiting people, and this is a very serious sin. While he would be scandalized if I gave it to a homosexual… How hypocritical! We all need to respect each other. Everyone! The heart of the document is acceptance.
It is not known whether Francis has given his blessing to a businessman who publicly exploits people and asks for the blessing of his business activity, which is what the Pope intends to do with people who, in public, live together without marriage. through the Church and ask that their love, their mortal sin, be blessed. It is well known that love accompanied by sexual relations between adulterers, between fornicators, and between homosexuals is against the law of God, the gospel, tradition, and the bimillennial magisterium of the Church of Christ, as stated by Pope Francis himself. same statement proves.
The Holy Father therefore rejected the position of the majority of the African Church against the blessing of homosexual couples. In his public note, entitled (and approved by the Pope and Cardinal Fernández) “NO to the blessing of homosexual couples in the Catholic Church, they reasoned their decision as follows:
Episcopal Conferences have chosen, in general—each bishop is independent of his diocese—not to offer blessings to same-sex couples. This decision was based on concerns about the possible confusion and scandal within the ecclesiastical community.
(…) To support this position, most of the interventions of African bishops are based, above all, on the Word of God. They cite passages that condemn homosexuality, especially Lev 18:22–23, where homosexuality is expressly forbidden and considered an abomination. This legislative text confirms these acts in the context of Israel, as well as other acts forbidden by God, such as the killing of children (cf. the sacrifice of Isaac). An Episcopal Conference was added to the homosexual scandal of Sodom (Cf. Gen. 19, 4–11). In the text’s account, homosexuality is so abominable that it leads to the destruction of the city. In the New Testament, Saint Paul, in the Letter to the Romans, also condemned what he called unnatural relationships (Cf. Rom 1:26-33) or shameful customs (Cf. 1 Cor 6:9–10).