German and Flemish Bishops Warmly Welcome Vatican’s Gay Blessings

For several weeks now, Bondings 2.0 has covered the reception of Fiducia Supplicans, the Vatican’s declaration on blessings that allowed priests to bless same-gender couples and others in “irregular” situations.

The question of such blessings arose primarily because of German Catholics’ formal and informal demands to recognize queer love in the church. And, in a recent interview, the prefect of the Vatican’s doctrinal dicastery, Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernández, acknowledged Fiducia Supplicans was a “clear answer” to the Germans.

So how have German church leaders responded to the new document? Today’s post features their reactions, as as well as that of the Flemish bishops.

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