Elton John

Elton John furious at Vatican decision not to bless same-sex couples

Elton John the English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer has not at all appreciate the last decision of the Vatican which considers same-sex union as a « sin » and says « it can’t be blessed ».

The star, gay, who married his long-term partner David Furnish in 2014, claims the stance is hypocritical as the Vatican invested « millions » in his 2019 biopic Rocketman.

He posted a statement on social media after the Vatican’s orthodoxy office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, issued a formal response to a question about whether Catholic clergy can bless gay unions.

The answer, contained in a two-page explanation published in seven languages and approved by Pope Francis, was « negative ».

Writing on Instagram, Sir Elton said: « 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 ».

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The singer, 73, tagged both the Catholic Church and Pope Francis in his message.

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