Monday, January 20, 2014

Pope Francis - Turning a Blind Eye to Baptize

The couple, Ivan Scardia and Nicoletta Franco, both work for the Italian military police in the central Italian town of Grosseto.

However, while they are Catholic, they were married civilly and not in the church, which caused a slight "glitch" when they had to send the requested paperwork to the Vatican, Scardia said.

"But they called me back right away and this problem, too, was taken care of," he told the Italian daily Corriere della Sera.

Scardia said they consider themselves to be believers and wanted their 7-month-old daughter to receive the sacrament of baptism.

He said they had not gotten married in the church because "we were in a hurry and there wasn't time to organize a church ceremony. Maybe we will get married in the church sometime later."

Did Pope Francis mention to them that they are living in concubinage and a state of mortal sin?

Sadly, one has reason to doubt he would have.
His response in the past, after all, has been a non-controversial, "Who am I to judge?"

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