...[I]t is not licit to impart a blessing on relationships, or partnerships, even stable, that involve sexual activity outside of marriage (i.e., outside the indissoluble union of a man and a woman open in itself to the transmission of life), as is the case of the unions between persons of the same sex.
That’s the Vatican’s explanation as to why it will not bless same-sex unions since God "does not and cannot bless sin"—and it was approved by the Pope even though he has in the past indicated his approval for civil unions.
A host of new mutations in Maharashtra
The TLDR: Over the past month, the daily number of Covid cases have been spiralling in Maharashtra. The Health Ministry has officially acknowledged that the state is beginning its “second wave.” And researchers have flagged the presence of two new mutations in 20% of its hardest hit districts. But are the two linked? Maybe.
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