Pope Benedict XVI on Friday weighed in on a heated debate over gay marriage, saying same-sex unions called into question what it means to be "true men".
Pope Benedict XVI celebrates mass on December 16, 2012 during a visit to the San Patrizio al Colle Prenestino parish on the outskirts of Rome. The pope has weighed in on a heated debate over gay marriage, criticising new concepts of the traditional family and warning that in the fight for the family, mankind itself is at stake.
"In the fight for the family, the very notion of being – of what being human really means – is being called into question," Benedict said in Italian during an end-of-year speech.
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