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Vatican Opposes U.N. Declaration

Vatican Opposes U.N. Declaration

Pope Benedict XVI surprised many people this week by saying the Vatican would oppose a U.N. declaration calling for an end to discrimination against homosexuals. While it may not be shocking for the Catholic Church to take a stance against homosexuality, this particular declaration condemns the punishment of homosexuality as a crime. In many countries where homosexuality is illegal, it is punishable by death. The Vatican defended its stance, saying it opposes the declaration because it may seek to punish countries where same-sex marriage is illegal […]

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