Italian priest to ‘bless’ homosexual activist ‘couple’ after civil union ceremony
Italian priest to ‘bless’ homosexual activist ‘couple’ after civil union ceremony
Don Giuseppe Cavoli will ‘bless’ Hector Pautasso and Filippo Sanchi at the reception after the two LGBT activists contract a civil union, in the Italian diocese of Francis-appointed Bishop Andrea Andreozzi.

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Filippo Sanchi & Hector Pautasso
il Resto del Carlino

Jul 8, 2024
CARTOCETO, Italy (LifeSiteNews [slightly adapted - not all hyperlinks included]) — Two homosexual activists are due to receive a “blessing” from a Catholic priest following their civil union ceremony later this year, with the longtime cohabiting pair also intending to adopt a child.

A July 7 report by an Italian daily highlighted the upcoming plans for the state and ecclesial approval of the homosexual lifestyle of Hector Pautasso and Filippo Sanchi. The pair, 34 and 37 respectively, have been living together for seven years and will contract a civil union on September 14, the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

According to Italian media, Pautasso and Sanchi will be “blessed” by a Catholic priest in addition to receiving their legal civil union. The two will receive a “religious blessing” from the priest Don Giuseppe Cavoli, “delegated by Bishop Andrea Anreozzi [sic],” wrote il Resto del Carlino.

Andreozzi is the bishop of the Diocese of Fano-Fossombrone-Cagli-Pergola, having been appointed by Pope Francis in May 2023.

Pautasso and Sanchi are described as “very active” members of the local LGBT groups, taking part in “pride” marches in the area. At the recent Fano LGBT march, Fr. Cavoli was also present – an aspect that the homosexual pair welcomed given that he is designated by the bishop as the diocesan commissioner of “pastoral care of Lgbtqia+.”

They intend to adopt a child. However, the pair decried as “absurd” Italy’s adoption laws that stipulate that a child adopted is legally only the child of the one who adopted him, and not of the person to whom the adoptee is civilly “united.” The Catholic Church teaches that homosexual civil unions and the adoption of children by homosexuals are “gravely immoral.”

The two activists’ “blessing” from Cavoli will take place during the reception after their civil union.

The “blessing” appears to be in violation of even Fiducia Supplicans, the notorious document endorsing the “blessing” of homosexual “couples.” A January 4 press release about the controversial text stated that such “blessings” must be “spontaneous.”

Fiducia Supplicans has drawn condemnations from bishops around the world, including Cardinal Gerhard Müller, Cardinal Joseph Zen, and the majority of the African bishops, with numerous prelates denouncing it as heretical.

READ: Cardinal Müller: Fiducia Supplicans ‘leads to heresy,’ Catholics cannot accept it

This correspondent contacted Bishop Andreozzi to ask if he deemed the planned blessing of Pautasso and Sanchi to be a violation of the widely permissive Fiducia Supplicans. This report will be updated upon receipt of a reply.

Commenting on the news, former U.S. nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò – who highlighted the report on X – queried “what are the few minutes Fernàndez gives to ‘bless’ this pair of sodomites in the Cartoceto council chamber compared to the eternity that the two unfortunates, Don Cavoli, Andreozzi, Tucho and Bergoglio will spend in the flames of hell for legitimizing a sin that cries out for vengeance in the sight of God? And who will answer for the souls scandalized by this shame?”

Continuing, Archbishop Viganò – who was declared by the Vatican on Friday to be in “schism” – wrote that “this is the ‘church’ from which I have been declared in schism.”

“It is not the Catholic Church, but it still seems to be the ‘church’ with which many of my Confreres – bishops and priests – feel in full communion, and of which they recognize as the legitimate Pope the Argentine Jesuit, a notorious heretic and promoter of the ‘inclusion’ of public sin,” he stated.

READ: Chicago priest ‘blesses’ lesbians as ‘holy spouses’ in blasphemous ceremony, cites Pope Francis

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered” and “contrary to the natural law.” The catechism is very clear that homosexual activity can never be approved, and repeats that “[h]omosexual persons are called to chastity.”

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s (CDF) 1986 document “On the pastoral care of homosexual persons” states that a “truly pastoral approach will appreciate the need for homosexual persons to avoid the near occasions of sin.” The document warns bishops to ensure that any “pastoral programme” in their dioceses is “clearly stating that homosexual activity is immoral.”
"So let us be confident, let us not be unprepared, let us not be outflanked, let us be wise, vigilant, fighting against those who are trying to tear the faith out of our souls and morality out of our hearts, so that we may remain Catholics, remain united to the Blessed Virgin Mary, remain united to the Roman Catholic Church, remain faithful children of the Church."- Abp. Lefebvre

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