It's been 1000 years since the leaders of the Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches have met. Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill used their historic visit to complain about marriage equality.
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Catholic Pope "Who Am I To Judge" Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch "Gay Marriage Is A Sign Of The Apocalypse" Kirill, met in Cuba last Friday, the first time such a meeting has taken place since the 11th century, when the Orthodox Church severed its ties to Rome in what is known as the East-West Schism.
The Vatican released this joint statement from Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill following their meeting:
"The family is the natural centre of human life and society. We are concerned about the crisis in the family in many countries.
"The family is based on marriage, an act of freely given and faithful love between a man and a woman. It is love that seals their union and teaches them to accept one another as a gift. Marriage is a school of love and faithfulness.
"We regret that other forms of cohabitation have been placed on the same level as this union, while the concept, consecrated in the biblical tradition, of paternity and maternity as the distinct vocation of man and woman in marriage is being banished from the public conscience."
"In the end, we're brothers. Our inner things will be easier from now on. "I'm pretty sure that by "inner things" he didn't mean life for gay Catholics either Roman or Orthodox.
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