The Vatican declared its support for a day of prayer against marriage equality organized by bishops in the French Catholic Church.
Thousands lined up for the antigay prayer on Wednesday, which proclaimed children can only thrive with the benefit of a mother and father. The prayer was a response to president Francois Hollande voicing support for same-sex marriage.
The Vatican says the French bishops were right to take action: “I believe preserving [heterosexual marriage], which is cultural — and for us also religious — is a real challenge that we have to take up in every corner of our planet,” Bishop Vincenzo Paglia told Vatican Radio.
The Catholic church also unsuccessfully campaigned to stop the Scottish Parliament implementing plans that could make equal marriage a reality by 2015 in Scotland.
It’s time that those opposed to equal marriage realised that they have no place imposing their morality and ethics on others.