PORTUGAL: BISHOPS’ SPOKESMAN, GAY MARRIAGE, "A DEMOCRATIC WOUND" (2)

"The fact the law prohibits gay couples from adopting children – the spokesman of the Portuguese Bishops added – shows a contradiction towards a structure which is not granted full rights, and a jolt of the conscience in acknowledging that children should not been affected by such kind of marriage". Finally, speaking of Benedict XVI’s trip to Portugal, the spokesman of Cep reported that "bilateral preparations are going on, in cooperation with the Holy See, and a Pastoral Note from the bishops about the Pope’s much-awaited visit will be published on February 9th.

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