Homosexual couples cannot be considered as “family” in the proper sense of the term, says the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

Homosexual couples cannot be considered as “family” in the proper sense of the term, says the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Commenting on the law of civil unions of homosexuals in force in Buenos Aires for the past few weeks, Archbishop Renato Martino said: “They can call it what they wish, but that is not family. Children need a father and a mother, and that is the general rule,” Archbishop Martino explained during a visit in Argentina, in statements to the Catholic agency AICA.