The decision, backed by Pope Francis, read: “Since blessings on persons are in relationship with the sacraments, the blessing of homosexual unions cannot be considered licit.
“This is because they would constitute a certain imitation or analogue of the nuptial blessing invoked on the man and woman united in the sacrament of Matrimony, while in fact ‘there are absolutely no grounds for considering homosexual unions to be in any way similar or even remotely analogous to God’s plan for marriage and family’.
“The Church recalls that God Himself never ceases to bless each of His pilgrim children in this world … but he does not and cannot bless sin,” it reads.
The caption reads: “How can the Vatican refuse to bless gay marriages because they “are sin”, yet happily make a profit from investing millions in Rocketman – a film which celebrates my finding happiness from my marriage to David? #Hypocrisy”
The Daily Beast article, published in December 2019, reports that the Vatican spent $4.5 million on Rocketman and the spy film Men in Black: International in February of that year.