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Vatican: Irish same-sex marriage vote a 'defeat for humanity'


ROSIE SCAMMELL

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USA Today
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Media/Opinion
Date:
5/27/2015

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ABSTRACTVatican: Irish same-sex marriage vote a 'defeat for humanity' SUBSCRIBE NOW to get home delivery News Sports Life Money Tech Travel Opinion Weather Icon Humidity Precip. Winds Open settings Settings Enter City, State or Zip Cancel Set Close settings Full Forecast Crosswords Your Take Investigations Video Stocks Apps Best-Selling Books Classifieds College Corrections Interactives Newsletters Photo Galleries Portfolio Tracker Scores Race Together Video Network Web to Watch Your Take Newsstand More News Sports Life Money Tech Travel Opinion Weather Crosswords Your Take Investigations Video Stocks Apps Best-Selling Books Classifieds College Corrections Interactives Newsletters Photo Galleries Portfolio Tracker Scores Race Together Video Network Web to Watch Your Take Newsstand Search User Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Google Sign In FAQ You are logged in as Log out Sign In FAQ Get the news Log In or Subscribe to skip Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Google Sign in FAQ 901 70 3 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Vatican: Irish same-sex marriage vote a 'defeat for humanity' VATICAN CITY — The Vatican's secretary of state called Ireland's vote to approve same-sex marriage "a defeat for humanity." Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Tuesday evening that he was saddened by the landslide Post to Facebook Vatican: Irish same-sex marriage vote a 'defeat for humanity' VATICAN CITY — The Vatican's secretary of state called Ireland's vote to approve same-sex marriage "a defeat for humanity." Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Tuesday evening that he was saddened by the landslide Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1HM7ajj {# #} Cancel Send Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 93 Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Vatican: Irish same-sex marriage vote a 'defeat for humanity' Rosie Scammell, Religion News Service 3:46 p.m. EDT May 27, 2015 Pope Francis smiles as he leaves St Peter's square at the end of his weekly general audience at the Vatican on May 27, 2015. (Photo: Alberto Pizzoli, AFP/Getty Images) 901 CONNECT 70 TWEET 3 LINKEDIN 93 COMMENT EMAIL MORE VATICAN CITY — The Vatican's secretary of state called Ireland's vote to approve same-sex marriage "a defeat for humanity." Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Tuesday evening that he was saddened by the landslide Irish vote over the weekend despite church teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman. On Wednesday, with wedding season in full swing, Pope Francis warned couples not to marry too quickly, while also reaffirming the Vatican's opposition to same-sex nuptials. Without mentioning Ireland's referendum vote, the pope described marriage as "the alliance of love between a man and a woman." Addressing crowds of followers at his weekly ge.......