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New Pope anti marriage/adoption equality

Posted in: International News
By Daily News staff - 14th March 2013

The new pope Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has described same-sex couples getting married and adopting as a “destructive attack on God’s plan.”

The 76-year-old Argentinean, who will be known as Pope Francis, has also said that same-sex adoption is a form of discrimination and abuse against children.

In 2010, he fought against the introduction of same-sex marriage and adoption rights in his home country of Argentina saying that the population would “face a situation whose outcome can seriously harm the family,” Pink News reports.

He added: “At stake is the identity and survival of the family: father, mother and children. At stake are the lives of many children who will be discriminated against in advance, and deprived of their human development given by a father and a mother and willed by God. At stake is the total rejection of God’s law engraved in our hearts.”

He went on to describe introducing equality as a move from “the ‘Father of Lies’ who seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God”. In the Gospel of John, ‘the Father of Lies’ is a term for the Devil.

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