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Pope effectively demotes official credited with notorious pronouncement about same-sex couples

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Pope effectively demotes official credited with notorious pronouncement about same-sex couples

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith — one of the most important Vatican offices, interpreting doctrine for the universal Catholic Church, sanctioning dissenters and handling cases of clergy abuse of minors — said last year that the church wouldn't bless same-sex unions because God "cannot bless sin."