Source Pravda.Ru

Pope says marriage between man and woman part of God's plan

Marriage between a man and a woman is part of God's plan, Pope Benedict XVI said in a message released Monday, keeping up his campaign against same-sex unions.

The message, directed to young Roman Catholics, also said those preparing for marriage should live their engagement "in purity of gesture and words," helping them to "practice self-control and to develop your respect for each other."

It was written for Youth Day that the Church will mark in dioceses around the world on April 1, Palm Sunday.

"The love of a man and a woman is at the origin of the human family and the couple formed by a man and a woman has its foundations in God's original plan," Benedict said, reports AP.

The pontiff has long campaigned against unmarried couples and same-sex unions raising political tensions in Italy. Premier Romano Prodi recently said his center-left government is pushing ahead with a divisive proposal to grant unmarried couples legal recognition, drawing the criticism of bishops and even some of his own allies.

Comments
The end of the theory of a Nobel Prize in chemistry?
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
Russia starts Star Wars first. USA concerned and puzzled
Russia starts Star Wars first. USA concerned and puzzled
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
Turkey and USA take their relationship to breaking point
Iran shows new ICBM that can evade radars
USA and Turkey: The elephant kicks the barking pug aside
Venezuela: Once again, interference from the USA in Latin America
Venezuelan President Maduro: USA fatally obsessed with Russia
Russian government prepares to get rid of US dollar in economy
Russia's long-range Bastion system follows USS Carney in Black Sea waters
Russian government prepares to get rid of US dollar in economy
Russian government prepares to get rid of US dollar in economy
Russian government prepares to get rid of US dollar in economy
Turkey desperately tries to rescue its national currency as it falls to all-time lows
Turkey desperately tries to rescue its national currency as it falls to all-time lows
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
Russia builds new robotic tank invulnerable to mines
Russia builds new robotic tank invulnerable to mines
Russia starts Star Wars first. USA concerned and puzzled