Vicar Wolfgang Rothe blesses Christine Walter, left, and Almut Muenster during a Catholic service to bless same-sex couples at the church of St Benedict in Munich, Germany. Photo: DPA Vicar Wolfgang Rothe blesses Christine Walter, left, and Almut Muenster during a Catholic service to bless same-sex couples at the church of St Benedict in Munich, Germany. Photo: DPA
Vicar Wolfgang Rothe blesses Christine Walter, left, and Almut Muenster during a Catholic service to bless same-sex couples at the church of St Benedict in Munich, Germany. Photo: DPA
Catholic Church

German churches plan services to bless same-sex couples in defiance of Vatican

  • The Church of St Benedict in Munich held blessing Masses in the majority-Catholic state of Bavaria on Sunday
  • The Vatican issued a declaration in March that the Catholic Church does not have the authority to bless homosexual couples

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Vicar Wolfgang Rothe blesses Christine Walter, left, and Almut Muenster during a Catholic service to bless same-sex couples at the church of St Benedict in Munich, Germany. Photo: DPA Vicar Wolfgang Rothe blesses Christine Walter, left, and Almut Muenster during a Catholic service to bless same-sex couples at the church of St Benedict in Munich, Germany. Photo: DPA
Vicar Wolfgang Rothe blesses Christine Walter, left, and Almut Muenster during a Catholic service to bless same-sex couples at the church of St Benedict in Munich, Germany. Photo: DPA
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