Diocese Release Stresses Vatican Did NOT Give Permission for Pro-Abortion, Pro-Gay Priest to Run for

By John-Henry Westen

JOLIETTE, QC, November 1, 2006 ( - The Diocese of Joliette has issued a press release after the mainstream media erroneously reported that the Vatican had given permission for a Catholic priest who supports abortion and homosexual ‘marriage’ to run for public office.Â

Both a Canadian Press story, published in several papers, and a CBC story claimed that the Vatican granted Fr. Raymond Gravel special permission to run for politics. Gravel is representing the Bloc Quebecois, a separatist party which is also known for its support of abortion and homosexual ‘marriage’.

The first line of the press release from the diocese states: “No ‘green light’ was given by the Vatican.” It continues, “The Bishop of Joliette did not receive any permission from Roman Authorities regarding the plans of Fr. Raymond Gravel.”Â

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