In a newly released report, the Vatican described same-sex marriages as an “eclipse of God,” and said that feminism “reinforced the individualistic image of man and woman” and in doing so was “surpassing the family.”
The Vatican yesterday made one of its strongest ever condemnations of contraception and abortion as it underlined the importance of family values.
In a furious attack senior churchmen also blamed feminism for “exacerbating” problems within the relationships of men and women.
The Vatican said the feminist movement had “reinforced the individualistic image of man and woman”, and by doing so was “surpassing the family”.
The 60-page document - which was issued by the Pontifical Council for the Family with the full backing of Pope Benedict XVI - also described same- sex unions as an “‘eclipse of God.’’