Catholic Bishops in Nigeria reject Pope’s directive to bless same-sex marriage

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) on Friday reaffirmed its stance on same-sex relationships, reiterating the Church’s teaching on marriage and rejecting the practice of blessing same-sex couples.

In a communiqué issued after their First Plenary Meeting, the CBCN emphasized their belief in marriage as a sacramental union between one man and one woman.

This position aligns with the Code of Canon Law and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, according to the statement.