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Müller says Irish vote discriminates against family Premium

11 June 2015 | by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt , Mark Brolly
 
Last month’s Irish referendum vote in favour of gay marriage discriminates against “marriage between a man and a woman and therefore also against the family”, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said.In a long interview of 5 June with the Tagespost daily, Cardinal Gerhard Müller said he fully agreed with Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, that the vote in favour of the legalisation of gay marriage in Ireland was a “defeat for humanity”. Linking same-sex marriage to the ending of discrimination against homosexuals was a way “naive people allowed their consciences to be lulled to sleep”, he said. There was a definite danger that the word “marriage” would become “an empty shell which




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