FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2013
Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Jen Campbell (703-683-5004)
"Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio will follow in the steps of Pope Benedict XVI and provide a consistent and strong voice in support of marriage and children." — Brian Brown, NOM president —
Washington, D.C. — Today, Brian Brown, National Organization for Marriage president, released the following statement regarding the selection of Pope Francis:
"Friends, as you have no doubt heard, the Catholic Church has a new Pope! Pope Francis is a humble man and a dedicated servant to the poor. He is also an outspoken advocate for God’s design for marriage as the union of one man and one woman. But don't take my word for it. Listen to what Pope Francis said when a bill to redefine marriage was proposed in Argentina:
"Let's not be naive, we're not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God."
Pope Francis has also said: "At stake is the identity and survival of the family: father, mother and children. At stake are the lives of many children who will be discriminated against in advance, and deprived of their human development given by a father and a mother and willed by God. At stake is the total rejection of God’s law engraved in our hearts."
Our prayers go out to Pope Francis as he leads the world's over 1 billion Catholics in the weeks, months, and years ahead."
Brown went on to say: "Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio will follow in the steps of Pope Benedict XVI and provide a consistent and strong voice in support of marriage and children. Our prayers go out to Pope Francis as he leads the world's over 1 billion Catholics in the weeks, months, and years ahead."
To schedule an interview with Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage, please contact Elizabeth Ray (x130), [email protected], or Jen Campbell (x145), [email protected], at 703-683-5004.
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