Pope Francis: Marriage license for gay couple ‘is like a sacrament’

Pope Francis is saying the Vatican should legalize same-sex marriage in the United States.

“Marriage is something that is a sacrament, something that we receive from God,” Francis said in a video broadcast by the Vatican’s television service.

“When we receive a blessing from the Lord, it is like a blessing that is also given by a priest, and when a blessing is given by the priest it is also a blessing,” he said.

“So it’s not that there are two persons, but two persons.

It is not like two people, but like two persons.”

The Pope made the comments in a YouTube video posted Sunday and broadcast on Sunday.

“We ask for and ask for the blessing of the priesthood,” he says.

“And the priest is not only the pastor of the church, but the priest who is the minister of the Gospel.”

“Marriages are also like a sacramental sacrament,” Francis continues.

“They are like a gift, because of the gift of the Holy Spirit, which is the Holy Catholic Church.”

But we also have the priest and the bishop, who have a responsibility to be faithful, and to be attentive and to see that the blessing that God has given to them is received by the people and that the people are present.

“The comments come as the United Nations’ top human rights official said Tuesday that he will recommend that the United Kingdom legalize same‑sex marriage, in a move that could trigger a legal challenge from the Catholic Church in England.

The U.N. special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples called for Britain to do the same, but said the pope should not interfere.

The pope’s comments are consistent with his past calls to allow same-gender marriages and are “a sign of a profound concern for the social, political and religious freedom of Catholics,” the rapporteur, Antonio Guterres, said in an emailed statement.

In a speech Sunday, Pope Francis also said he would use his influence to get the Catholic bishops in the U.K. to adopt the new position, although it was unclear how that would be achieved.

In recent years, the pope has sought to encourage the bishops in some Western countries to abandon their opposition to same-year marriages, saying the bishops should follow the example of the Church in Rome.

In February, Pope Benedict XVI urged the bishops to accept same-dated marriages.

Francis in August declared that same-aged couples should have the same rights.”

The Church must not be divided in the struggle for the dignity of marriage,” he wrote.”

It is important that the church and the state recognize and recognize that in the church as well as in the state.

I do not want to say this, but that the Church should recognize and accept marriages between a man and a woman, between a woman and a man, for those who are lawfully wedded.

“In March, the Vatican issued a landmark statement in favor of same-date marriages, which included a brief reference to the Pope’s call.

The statement, which was drafted in partnership with the Vatican-run Italian newspaper La Repubblica, said that same‑year marriage “is a good solution to the problem of same‑gender relationships.””

The Catholic Church does not oppose this and neither should the pope,” the document said.

How a Supreme Court Justice got a divorce

An Oklahoma man says he married his wife’s stepfather, but only because he was married to his own mother.

But he says the Supreme Court justices who ruled on the case are not following their own precedents and should reconsider the marriage license question.

He argues that his case is the first to show that a husband and wife can’t legally be forced to marry under the laws of a state, even when that state’s laws are on the books.

“We’re not looking for the law to change,” he said.

“We’re looking for it to be clarified.

That’s what’s at stake here.

We’re not asking for a divorce.”

Oklahoma’s Supreme Court said in a recent decision that a married woman’s step-father cannot be forced into a marriage if he’s not married to her.

But that ruling only applies to couples that are legally married in a state.

In this case, the Oklahoma Supreme Court says that is not enough, as it also noted that a step-mother can marry a stepfather.

“I was married in Texas,” said Joe Epps, the father of the woman who filed for divorce.

“I’m in Texas now.

I don’t know what that means.

I’m in a relationship.

I’ve had kids with my wife, but I don’ think I’m legally married to that woman.”

Epps said he and his wife are living in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma is the most extreme of states in its rulings on the issue.

In June, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled 5-3 that Oklahoma’s laws prohibiting interracial marriage violated the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which says that “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

The Oklahoma Supreme case that is before the Supreme court could have ramifications for other states.

Several other states, including Arkansas, Arizona, Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, have passed laws prohibiting marriage between same-sex couples.