The Vatican’s secretary of state has described the Irish vote to legalize same-sex marriage as “a defeat for humanity.”
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday evening, Cardinal Pietro Parolin said he was saddened by thelandslide decision, in which more than 62% of voters in the Roman Catholic country voted ‘yes’ to marriage equality.
Parolin referred to remarks by the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, who said that results showed the church needed to do a “reality check.” Parolin said the church needs to acknowledge the reality but reinforce its “commitment to evangelization.”
“I don’t think you can speak only about a defeat for Christian principles but a defeat for humanity,” he said.
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