Children Need Heterosexual Parents, Says Pope After Gay Pride March

For Religion News Service, Rosie Scammell reports that Pope Francis “stressed the importance of children having heterosexual parents” when addressing the diocese of Rome on Sunday. “Heterosexual marriages not only ensured couples’ happiness, the pontiff said, but were deemed essential for good parenting,” she writes. The pope’s speech came a day after Rome’s gay pride march, where thousands of people demonstrated the changes taking place in the city’s attitudes toward same-sex marriage.

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