Same-Sex Unions


High Court in Malawi Postpones Same-Sex Unions Ruling after Christian Leaders’ Outcry

May 25, 2023

The High Court in Blantyre, Malawi, has postponed the hearing meant to interpret Section 153 (c) of the Penal Code of the Southern African nation, which criminalizes consensual same-sex relations between two consenting adults to June 5 and June 6 from May 23. 

Protesters at a Profamily event in Kenya.  Credit: Courtesy Photo

Don’t Legalize Same-sex Unions: Malawi’s Christian Leaders to Judges ahead of Ruling

May 22, 2023

Church leaders in Malawi are calling on the country’s High Court in Blantyre to rule against same-sex unions.

Francis Cardinal Arinze during the Holy Mass at the Vatican. Credit: Vatican Media

Belgian Bishops Made “an error” in Same-sex Unions Liturgy: Nigerian Cardinal at Vatican

Sep 27, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Belgium made “an error” in introducing the blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples, Vatican-based Nigerian Catholic Church leader, Francis Cardinal Arinze, has said.

A blessing service as part of a day of action in defiance to the Vatican’s ruling on same-sex unions in the Youth Church in Würzburg, Germany, May 10, 2021./ Gehrig/CNA Deutsch.

German Catholics Defy Vatican with Blessing Ceremonies for Same-sex Couples

May 11, 2021

Priests and pastoral workers in Germany defied the Vatican Monday by conducting blessing ceremonies attended by same-sex couples.

Vatican flag and the logo of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Hail Holy See’s Clarification on Same-Sex Unions

Mar 17, 2021

Christian leaders in the West African nation of Nigeria have hailed Holy See’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) for clarifying that the Catholic Church does not have the power to bless same-sex unions, terming the move “godly and timely.”

Pope Francis. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

What did Pope Francis Say About Civil Unions? A CNA Explainer

Oct 22, 2020

“Francesco,” a newly released documentary on the life and ministry of Pope Francis, has made global headlines, because the film contains a scene in which Pope Francis calls for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples.