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Statement from the Archdiocese of Miami Office of Communications

MIAMI (Oct. 21, 2020) | Archbishop Thomas Wenski issued the following statement Oct. 21, 2020, in response to Pope Francis' endorsement of “civil unions”:

The pope's endorsement of civil unions is not news. As archbishop of Buenos Aires, he proposed “civil union” legislation as an alternate to so called “gay marriage,” which pretends that same sex unions are equivalent to the conjugal union of a man and woman (generative of children) in the permanent and exclusive relationship of marriage. 

Here in the United States, as in many other countries, most civil union legislation was swept away or became moot with the Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage to include same sex couples. 

Archbishop Thomas Wenski 

Media contact: Maria Alejandra Rivas, Media Coordinator, at (305)762-1046 | [email protected], or Mary Ross Agosta, director of Communications, at (305)762-1043 | [email protected]

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