The Vatican’s new campaign to bar the ordination of priests based on sexual orientation, as opposed to behavior, violates the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
The Vatican is not a member of the European Union but straddles being a church and state within Italy, which is a member. The Vatican uses the Euro, pretends a certain European sensibility, but gets away with many forms of descrimination, particularly against women.
However, the notion of banning access to a position because of perceived or alleged, as opposed to proven, “orientation” seems way out of bounds.
Perhaps Europe should consider barring the Vatican from the right of using the Euro within city walls.
Why should Europe contribute in any way to the economic rationality of this anti-modern institution, particularly if it is going to engage in a revived inquisition?
— Steve Clemons