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Fiducia Supplicans is document published by the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF) in December 2023 that authorized nonliturgical blessings for same-sex couples and others in "irregular situations."

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Cardinal Robert Sarah.

Cardinal Sarah cautions against disunity among Christians, says it’s counter-witnessing

Feb 26, 2024

By ACI Africa

Disunity among followers of Christ is counterproductive to the mission of witnessing the Gospel message and evangelization, Cardinal Robert Sarah... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his general audience on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, at the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican.

Pope Francis: To be ‘scandalized’ by gay couple blessings is ‘hypocrisy’

Feb 7, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The Holy Father this week again defended the Vatican’s controversial document authorizing blessings for same-sex couples. Read more

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90 Catholic priests, scholars ask Church leaders to oppose same-sex blessings

Feb 6, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The signatories claim that the declaration Fiducia Supplicans contradicts “both Scripture and the universal and uninterrupted Tradition of the Church.” Read more

Archbishop Emeritus Héctor Aguer of La Plata, Argentina.

Argentine archbishop criticizes cardinals who back Fiducia Supplicans

Feb 5, 2024

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Archbishop Emeritus Héctor Aguer of La Plata, Argentina, criticized two cardinals who expressed support for the Vatican declaration Fiducia Supplicans. Read more

Joseph Cardinal Zen is bishop emeritus of Hong Kong.

Cardinal Zen discusses his new book for Lent and concerns for the Church

Feb 2, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

In an interview with Raymond Arroyo, Cardinal Joseph Zen discussed his new book “Cardinal Zen’s Lenten Reflections” and recent matters... Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF) on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024.

Pope Francis: Small ideological groups oppose same-sex blessings; Africa a ‘special case’

Jan 29, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Pope Francis suggested that the opposition to the Vatican’s approval of nonliturgical blessings for same-sex couples mostly comes from “small... Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF) on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024.

Pope Francis: Blessings don’t require ‘moral perfection’

Jan 26, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis on Friday offered guidance to members of the Vatican’s doctrinal office for dealing with matters of faith. Read more

Archbishop José María Gil Tamayo presides over the Archdiocese of Granada, Spain.

Spanish archbishop: ‘I am not going to bless even one homosexual union’

Jan 26, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

In a meeting with journalists held on the feast day of St. Francis de Sales, Archbishop José María Gil stated... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen preaches a sermon during a Mass at the Holy Cross Church on May 24, 2022, in Hong Kong, China.

Cardinal Zen: Fiducia Supplicans ‘creates confusion’; suggests Fernández should resign

Jan 25, 2024

By Edward Pentin

In a statement published Jan. 23 on his blog, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun said the declaration contains numerous passages in... Read more

Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo, president of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar.

Cardinal explains how African rejection of Fiducia Supplicans was handled

Jan 22, 2024

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo recently recounted how the rejection of the blessing of homosexual couples was handled in Africa and at... Read more

Bishop Hans van den Hende walks in Keukenhof park in Lisse, Netherlands, on April 12, 2022.

Dutch bishops offer cautious response to Vatican blessing guidance, bucking regional trend   

Jan 19, 2024

By Jonathan Liedl

The bishops emphasized that any blessings should help people “live in accordance with [God’s] intentions for the creation of man... Read more

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, speaks with EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief Andreas Thonhauser on Jan. 18, 2024.

Vatican prefect: Fiducia Supplicans draws ‘some negative reactions’ from Christian leaders

Jan 19, 2024

By Matthew Santucci, AC Wimmer

In an exclusive EWTN interview and in comments to the Vatican’s news agency, Cardinal Kurt Koch said he has received... Read more

Luca Di Tolve.

Former gay activist: Fiducia Supplicans hurts those ‘struggling for chastity’

Jan 19, 2024

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Luca Di Tolve, Mister Gay Italy 1990 and a former homosexual activist, posted a reflection on his website regarding the... Read more

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández celebrates his Mass of titular possession at the Church of Sts. Urban and Lawrence at Prima Porta on the northern outskirts of Rome on Dec. 3, 2023.

Cardinal Fernández says Pope Francis knew about his book ‘Mystical Passion’

Jan 17, 2024

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith said in a recent interview that Pope Francis previously... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at a meeting with priests from the Diocese of Rome in the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran on Jan. 13, 2024.

Pope Francis responds to resistance to Fiducia Supplicans: ‘The Lord blesses everyone’

Jan 15, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis responded publicly to questions about the Vatican’s declaration on blessings for same-sex couples for the first time in... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrates Mass for peace in Ukraine on Thursday in the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome, Nov. 17, 2022.

Cardinal Parolin: Fiducia Supplicans has ‘touched a very sensitive point’ 

Jan 13, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The Vatican’s secretary of state acknowledged the divided reaction to Fiducia Supplicans, which allows nonliturgical blessings for couples in “irregular”... Read more

Bishop Eric Moulins-Beaufort, president of the French Bishops’ Conference.

French bishops delineate support for Fiducia Supplicans

Jan 11, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The Permanent Council of the French Bishops’ Conference offered carefully delineated support for the Fiducia Supplicans declaration on pastoral blessings. Read more

Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo, president of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).

African bishops: ‘No blessing for homosexual couples in the African Churches’

Jan 11, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo, president of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, wrote the bishops’ statement issued Jan.... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah speaks with students and faculty at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas on May 25, 2023.

Cardinal Sarah speaks out against clergy blessing same-sex unions

Jan 8, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

“The freedom we must offer to people living in homosexual unions lies in the truth of the word of God,”... Read more

The Saint Peter Cathedral in Rennes, France.

French bishops instruct priests to refrain from blessing homosexual couples

Jan 5, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Nine bishops from France have instructed priests in their dioceses that they may bless homosexual individuals but should refrain from... Read more