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Pope’s Directive on Same-Sex Blessings Emphasizes Persons, Not Unions, Theologians Say

Martin Meissner
Married and same-sex couples take part in a public blessing ceremony in front of the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023.

Theologians who have studied the Pope’s response told the Register that immediate media reactions miss the mark and don’t accurately capture what the Pope did — and didn’t — say.