Pope Says “Negative” to Same-Sex Blessings

On Monday 15 March 2021, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith of the Roman Catholic Church issued with the consent of Pope Francis, a single word response to the following question.

“Does the Church have the power to give the blessing to unions of persons of the same sex?”

The reply; “Negative.” 

Unfortunately, the explanation of that single word response was lengthy with a total of 13 citations.

The following two lines get to the essence:  

“For this reason, it is not licit (legal) to impart a blessing on relationships, or partnerships, even stable, that involve sexual activity outside of marriage (i.e., outside the indissoluble union of a man and a woman open in itself to the transmission of life), as is the case of the unions between persons of the same sex[6].”


“For the above mentioned reasons, the Church does not have, and cannot have, the power to bless unions of persons of the same sex in the sense intended above.”