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On eve of ordination, Gibraltar’s new Bishop speaks out on same sex marriage

These are Bishop Elect Carmel Zammit’s Episcopal insignias which were blessed yesterday by Archbishop Scicluna in Malta. Pic: Malta Curia Communications Office

On the eve of his ordination as Gibraltar’s new Roman Catholic Bishop, Monsignor Carmel Zammit has spoken out against the Gibraltar Government’s Bill for legislation to allow civil marriage between same sex couples.

The Bishop Elect expressed concern over the draft legislation set to be debated in Parliament, stating that changing the legal definition of marriage is “a radical step” whose consequences should be taken seriously.

His comments echo that of Gibraltar’s Christian denominations and the Jewish community who previously spoke out against same sex marriage, arguing that proposals to amend the law are driven by political correctness that threatens to “destroy the very fabric” of Gibraltarian society.

Mgr Zammit issued his lengthy opinion yesterday afternoon, just hours before he is ordained as Bishop of Gibraltar at an Ordination Mass in St Paul’s Cathedral in Mdina in Malta.

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Pic by Malta Curia Communications Office