Vatican approves blessings for same-sex couples
The Vatican has recently allowed the blessing of same-sex couples outside of liturgical rituals. Endorsed by Pope Francis, this decision from the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith enables priests to bless “irregular” couples, including remarried divorcees and non-married couples, according to the Church.
Details of the Eight-Page Document
An eight-page document, released in several languages, dictates that these blessings should be performed outside of civil union rites. This is to avoid confusion with the sacrament of marriage, which is reserved for heterosexual couples. The blessing, typically. Read full article