Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
Despite Criticism, San Francisco Archbishop Cordileone Speaks At D.C. Rally Against Same-Sex Marriage
The Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, joined opponents of same-sex marriage at a rally outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington Thursday, ignoring the pleas of San Francisco officials and same-sex marriage supporters for Cordileone to skip the invitation.
Bay Area church and community leaders were delivering thousands petition signatures to San Francisco’s Catholic archbishop Tuesday, demanding that he skip an event celebrating traditional marriage.
San Francisco’s Roman Catholic Archbishop is one of the headline speakers at a national march for traditional marriage next week in Washington, but local politicians are asking him not to go.
The Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco said on Monday that he endorsed the immigration reform bill currently under consideration in Congress, but opposed a gay rights amendment that could be added to the legislation.
Bay Area Catholics reacted with surprise, joy and cheers on Wednesday at news that Argentine cardinal Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio had become the first pope from the Americas.