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Archbishop Charles Chaput: Blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples is not permitted

Archbishop Charles Chaput: Blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples is not permitted

Archbishop Charles Chaput. CNA file photo

.- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has penned a letter to priests and deacons in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, addressing the possibility of blessing rites for same-sex couples.

“I want to remind us all that under no circumstances may a priest or deacon of the archdiocese take part in, witness or officiate at any civil union of same-sex persons, or any religious ceremony that seeks to bless such an event,” Archbishop Chaput wrote in a Feb. 7 letter, which was obtained by CNA. read more