Buenos Aires governor should appeal ruling on homosexual 'marriage,' Cardinal Bergoglio says

.- The Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, said this week that the governor of Buenos Aires should have appealed a ruling by a judge allowing homosexual “marriage.” In not doing so, said the cardinal, the governor has failed “gravely in his duty as governor and custodian of the law.”

The cardinal's comments came in response to the inaction by Buenos Aires Governor Mauricio Macri, who did not appeal a ruling that declared two articles of the Civil Code of Argentina unconstitutional.  The articles would have established that marriage must be celebrated between one man and one woman.

The Archdiocese of Buenos Aires issued a statement following a private meeting between Macri, and Cardinal Bergoglio.

The statement said that during the meeting, “Cardinal Bergoglio reiterated that in not appealing the ruling on marriage between persons of the same sex, he gravely failed in his duty as governor and custodian of the law.”

“The Constitution and national Codes cannot be modified by a lower court judge (as in this case).  In such a case the Executive has the duty to take measures to ensure the legality of the ruling, which is not the case here, and thus there is an obligation to appeal,” the archdiocesan statement explained.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

3D Church mapping
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family

Liturgical Calendar

July 30, 2014

Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:44-46


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Jer 15: 10, 16-21
Gospel:: Mt 13: 44-46

Saint of the Day

St. Peter Chrysologus »


Homily of the Day

Mt 13:44-46


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: