GUARDIAN ANGEL

VATICAN STATEMENT ON THE SUITABILITY OF CLAIMANTS
TO TRANSGENDER IDENTITY AS GODPARENTS



CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH:

"Regarding this particular [issue], I inform you [A BISHOP REQUESTING CLARIFICATION] of the impossibility that it be admitted. The transsexual behavior itself reveals, in a public manner, an attitude that is opposed to the moral demand of resolving one's own problem of sexual identity according to the truth of one's own sex. Therefore, it is evident that this person does not possess the requisite of leading a life according to the faith and to the position of godfather (CIC [Code of Canon Law] Can 874 3), not being able, therefore, of being admitted to the position either of godmother or of godfather. Discrimination is not to be seen in this, but only a recognition of an objective lack of the requisites that by their own nature are necessary to take over the ecclesial responsibility of being a godparent."

Emphasis added.



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