Moscow Patriarchate Criticizes Papal Document on Gay Couple Blessings

This time, the broadsides in the Vatican come from the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarionwhich, demolishing the papal document that recently legitimized blessings for gay couples. “Certainly not a Christian practice,” a “dangerous document.” Pope Francis and his collaborators, oriented towards granting concrete signs of mercy to same-sex people, continue to face creeping opposition, recently culminating in a series of mutinies by entire episcopates determined not to implement the directives promoted by the Dicastery of the Faith.

Three months after the publication of the text, the underground contrasts persist, also affecting ecumenical relations, and the Catholic opponents of the blessing to gays have received nothing less than the support of Moscow: Patriarch Kirill is convinced that the path taken contradicts Christian norms and the word of God. Such a chaotic situation for a papal document was not remembered.

The Russian Orthodox Church (which already defined the West as permeated by Evil due to the persistent destruction of the traditional family formed by a man and a woman) thus continues to massively bombard the Declaration published by the Catholic Church in December. The president of the biblical-theological commission of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion, after having studied and thoroughly analyzed the document “Fiducia supplicans”, entrusted to the Russian agency Ria Novosti, a vitriolic judgment: “It is a very serious departure from Christian moral norms”.

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