Vatican Calls Ireland's Vote for Gay Marriage a "Defeat for Humanity"

May 27, 2015 8:21 AM

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Vatican Calls Ireland's Vote for Gay Marriage a "Defeat for Humanity"

Ireland’s recent referendum approving same sex marriages has drawn sharp condemnation from a senior Vatican official, who described it as “a defeat for humanity,” the Guardian reports.

“I was deeply saddened by the result,” said the Vatican’s secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, on Tuesday. “The church must take account of this reality, but in the sense that it must strengthen its commitment to evangelization. I think that you cannot just talk of a defeat for Christian pri...

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