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"Act of God" Interrupts Pope Benedict's Anti-Gay Speech | Care2 Causes

"Act of God" Interrupts Pope Benedict's Anti-Gay Speech | Care2 Causes

Pope Benedict XVI’s controversial World Youth Day appearance in Madrid took an interesting turn when a sudden bout of severe weather, including “powerful winds and sheets of rain struck at a vast air base, whipping off his skullcap, shaking the stage and knocking over at least one tent.”Although the Pope was unable to finish his speech, Vatican officials said that the “content of his entire speech [...] was still valid and could be published.” In the few sentences spoken before the wind and rain forced him to leave the stage, Pope Benedict defended marriage as a commitment between a man and a woman, stating : “The Lord calls many people to marriage, in which a man and a woman, in becoming one flesh, find fulfillment in a profound life of communion.” Pope Benedict XVI has a history of denouncing gay and lesbian relationships, including an appearance in Portugal last year wh...

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