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Fr. Lombardi, Holy See spokesman, defends legal recognition of non-marital "unions" of two persons?

Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, spokesman of the Holy See, to journalists assembled at the headquarters of the Association of the Foreign Press in Rome, on April 24:


"[I]t is a good thing for the child to know that he has a father and a mother"; [it must be] "made clear that matrimony between a man and a woman is a specific and fundamental institution in the history of mankind. This does not prevent that other forms of union between two persons may be recognized".

(Source: Rossa PorporaH/T: Secretum meum mihi, on our sidebar).