Catholic Church heads sharply to the right

Vatican attacks on Spain’s gay marriage law

A senior Vatican cardinal has today condemned as “iniquitous” plans to allow gay marriages and adoptions in Spain, one of Europe’s most Catholic countries.

The attack on the Spanish Government’s Bill to legalise same-sex marriages is an early indication of how the new papacy can be expected to adhere rigidly to the precedents put in place by Pope John Paul II, and supported by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in his role as Prefect for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith.

The new Pope has described homosexuality as objectively disordered and an intrinsic moral evil.

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