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Ethiopian Catholic Church Rejects Pope Francis’s Stance on Same-Sex Marriage

Ethiopian Catholic Church Rejects Pope Francis’s Stance on Same-Sex Marriage

The Ethiopian Catholic Church has firmly declared its stance against the approval of same-sex marriage and the blessing of such unions. This response comes in the wake of Pope Francis granting permission for priests to bless same-sex couples, a decision that has sparked reactions globally, including in Ethiopia. Pope Francis, through the Roman Catholic Church, granted priests the authority to give blessings to same-sex couples, albeit under specific circumstances considered "unusual" by church authorities. However, the Vatican clarified that such blessings are not part of the standard ceremonies conducted by the Church, emphasizing that marriage, in its traditional understanding, remains…
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