Cardinal Sarah: ‘Very Proud’ of African Bishops Rejection of Homosexual ‘Blessings’

Cardinal Robert Sarah, former prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, said he is “very proud” that the African bishops have “completely” rejected the controversial Vatican document Fiducia Supplicans that proposes the priestly blessing of couples in irregular situations and same-sex couples. 

“I think Fiducia Supplicans has a response from the African Bishops – very clear,” Sarah said. Emphasizing that the document lacks any foundation in Scripture, he continued, “And not only the African bishops but many in Europe, in Kazakhstan, in Poland, refused, because the document has no scriptural basis, no theological basis.”  

“I was very proud to hear the African bishops rejecting completely this text. And many other bishops even in Brazil refused, so I think it seemed to me impossible to accept,” he concluded. 

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