AFTER OUTCRY, CARDINAL REINHARD MARX BACKTRACKS ON ‘BLESSING’ GAY UNIONS
by Rodney Pelletier • ChurchMilitant.com • February 8, 2018
But fellow German prelate confirms Marx not misquoted
MUNICH (ChurchMilitant.com) – Cardinal Reinhard Marx, head of the German Bishops’ Conference, is claiming he was misquoted when it was claimed he confirmed an interviewer’s question asking if a blessing rite for same-sex couples was possible in the Catholic Church.
Marx, the archbishop of Munich and Freising and a close advisor to Pope Francis, told Catholic News Agency on Wednesday their translation of a February 2 interview with Bavarian Radio was incorrect when he was asked, “So, you really can imagine that there might be a way to bless homosexual couples in the Catholic Church?”