opening of the 12th plenary session of the Academy of Social Sciences,
the cardinal recalled that the “rights of children” should not be
“re-interpreted” or subjected to “distorted readings.”
“One cannot help
but feel bewilderment at the acceptance of all this in notorious
legislation such as that of Holland, Spain, Belgium and England, with
the danger of exporting this same legislation to other countries, as if
it were a conquest of modernity,” he warned.
explained that “the higher interest of the child” should “be present in
their adoption.” Therefore, he indicated, adoption cannot be
permitted for “civil unions of the same sex,” as the child would be
exposed to “a false model that is only a caricature of the family.”
president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Cardinal Alfonso
Lopez Trujillo, has reaffirmed the Church’s rejection off any law that
would allow the adoption of minors by homosexual couples.