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Vatican Official: Ireland's Vote A Defeat For Humanity

Filed By Ed Team | May 27, 2015 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Ireland, Pope, QOTD, Vatican

"I was deeply saddened by the result. The church must take account of this reality, but in the sense that it must strengthen its commitment to evangelisation. I think that you cannot just talk of a defeat for Christian principles, but of a defeat for humanity."

- Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's secretary of state, said at a conference in Rome on Tuesday night regarding the recent vote for marriage equality in Ireland. Cardinal Parolin is seen as second only to the pope in the church's hierarchy.

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