The Dean of the Apostolic Tribunal of the Roman Rota, Polish Cardinal Antoni Stankiewicz, expressed his rejection of homosexual unions and their legalization in some countries, because “they cannot be considered as marriages.”

During the opening ceremony of the new judicial term of the Roman Rota, the cardinal explained that equal treatment of homosexual unions and marriages, “as has been decreed in the legislation of various countries, does not therefore make them valid, despite their eventual legislation.”

Last Saturday, Pope John Paul II warned against the problems of automatically recognizing the nullity of failed Christian marriages and he warned against influences that might induce "the parties to take recourse to forms of falsehood or even corruption" in order to obtain a favorable judgment.