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Bondings 2.0

pope-francis-patriarch-kirill-cuba Pope Franics and Patriarch Kirill

After their historic meeting in Cuba this past weekend,  from Pope Francis and Russian Patriarch Kirill issued a statement which included a strong condemnation against marriage equality, the pontiff’s latest strike against marriage rights for lesbian and gay couples.

Two paragraphs of their wide-ranging statement dealt with family life. After noting that Catholics and Orthodox hold the “same conception” of family and shared concern for “the crisis in the family in many countries,” the second paragraph followed:

“The family is based on marriage, an act of freely given and faithful love between a man and a woman. It is love that seals their union and teaches them to accept one another as a gift. Marriage is a school of love and faithfulness. We regret that other forms of cohabitation have been placed on the same level as this union, while the concept, consecrated in the biblical tradition, of…

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