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Cardinal Says Vatican Will Never Bless Gay Marriage

A leading Vatican cardinal said on Thursday the Roman Catholic Church will never bless gay marriage, wading into a controversy over the issue in Italy and other countries. On Tuesday, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano ordered mayors to stop recognizing the validity of gay marriages performed outside the country, prompting protests from rights groups and local officials.. “We have to be honest,” Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, the Vatican's highest ranking expert on Church...

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