Polish Priest Participates in Public Ecumenical Ceremony to Bless Homosexual ‘Couples’

A Catholic priest in Poland has participated in a public ceremony to “bless” same-sex couples.

The attempted “blessings” took place on May 17, during an ecumenical service at the Evangelical Reformed Parish in Warsaw in which both Catholic and Protestant clergy were present, including Michał Jabłoński, pastor of the Evangelical Reformed Parish, Halina Radacz, a pastor from the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession, and Father Adam Świeżyński, a Roman Catholic priest.

According to Polish magazine Wprost, the “blessing” of the same-sex couples took place following an ecumenical service to mark the “International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.”

The outlet reported that the “blessing” ceremony itself was not liturgical in nature, despite Świeżyński’s presence, so as not to breach “canonical regulations.” According to Wprost the “blessings” involved an imposition of hands; however, in the video depicting the ceremony it remains unclear whether Świeżyński attempted to impart “blessings” on participating same-sex couples.

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