(MTI) – “The time of the family is not over”, Cardinal Peter Erdo said in his opening speech to a synod of Catholic Bishops in the Vatican on Monday.
Erdo, who is archbishop of Budapest-Esztergom and head of the Hungarian Catholic Church, said that issues around the family are “symptoms of the problems of our age” and added that the church could help single people find their way to marriage as well as assist “those living in marriages of suffering”.
Referring to a survey, Erdo said that most Catholics did not consider same-sex marriage equal to marriage between man and woman. The majority of Catholics, however, reject the discrimination of lesbians and gays, and also reject the gender ideology.
Catholics urge that the problem of discrimination against women should be resolved, but do not deny differences between the sexes, the cardinal said.