Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, in a statement, said that cohabitation between gays is sinful and will never be accepted by the Church.
While in Estonia, he said that for the Church “the cohabitation between two people of the same sex is unknown reprehensible.” He also added that these are new “inventions” and has to do with a life full of sins.
It is the first time that the Ecumenical Patriarch mades such a clear and absolute reference on this issue calling the Estonian Government not to proceed in legalizing the cohabitation between people of the same sex and gay marriage.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is visiting Tallinn, Estonia, since September 4, 2013, in order to preside over celebrations for the 90th anniversary since the declaration of the Estonian Church as Autonomous by the Mother Church of Constantinople.
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