Rev. Rick Warren addresses pro-family conference at the Vatican
VATICAN CITY (AP) — An American evangelical leader has urged his fellow clerics at a Vatican conference to be true to the Bible's teachings on sex and marriage.
|Rev. Rick Warren|
Warren, who pastors one of America's largest Protestant churches, said the Bible defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman. He added, "When God's word is clear, we must not, we cannot, back up, back down, back off, backslide or just give in."
Warren encouraged religious leaders to celebrate traditional marriage and its benefits to men, women and children.
Pope Francis opened the three-day conference on Monday, declaring that children have the right to grow up with a mother and father.
Commentary by Julio Severo: Some of the leaders in this pro-family conference at the Vatican also attended the pro-family conference at the Kremlin in September.
Source: Associated Press, via Last Days Watchman