Loading
Gov’t-funded homosexual conference to counter Pope’s visit to Spain

.- Spain’s Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs has provided a subsidy of €17,000 for a conference organized by homosexual associations that will take place on the eve of Pope Benedict’s visit next month, reported ThinkSpain.

The conference, to be held in Valencia, coincides with the 5th World Family Forum at which the Pope will officiate. The Pope is expected to arrive July 8-9 to attend the family forum, which will explore ways to bolster the integrity of the family.

The homosexual conference includes a gay pride demonstration outside the Valencia cathedral. The archbishop of Valencia has described the event as "an offensive provocation."

In addition to receiving government funds, the conference is being backed by the University of Valencia, where a number of the events will be held. The government will be represented at the conference by the general director of the Families and Infancy department, Amparo Marzal Martínez, reported ThinkSpain.

Meanwhile, President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has confirmed that he will not be taking part in the closing ceremony of the 5th World Family Forum, to which he was invited, saying, “It has nothing to do with me.”

The Pope is expected to greet the Spanish president at the chancery of the Archdiocese of Valencia, after a meeting with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia at Valencia’s City Hall.
 
Pope Benedict will be present on the last two days of the World Family Forum. He will give a closing speech on the Saturday evening and preside at the public mass at the cathedral the following morning. The Pope has been a strong supporter of the World Family Forum and has urged Catholics from around the world to attend.
 


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

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
#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
Saint John Paul II on cartoon
Jul
28

Liturgical Calendar

July 28, 2014

Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:31-35

Gospel
Date
07/28/14
07/27/14
07/26/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Jer 13: 1-11
Gospel:: Mt 13: 31-35

Saint of the Day

St. Victor I, Pope »

Saint
Date
07/27/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 13:31-35

Homily
Date
07/28/14
07/27/14
07/26/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: