Pope diplo­matic about gay mar­riage

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - WORLD -

VAT­I­CAN CITY: Pope Fran­cis has waded diplo­mat­i­cally into the gay mar­riage de­bate, telling the Arch­bishop of Can­ter­bury he wanted to work to­gether to pro­mote fam­ily val­ues “based on mar­riage”.

Fran­cis, who vig­or­ously op­posed gay mar­riage in his na­tive Ar­gentina, and Arch­bishop Justin Welby met yes­ter­day for the first time since they were in­stalled in March.

Welby has been op­pos­ing leg­is­la­tion in Bri­tain that would le­galise same-sex mar­riage, say­ing it would un­der­mine fam­ily life.

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