According to Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Irish vote to allow same-sex marriage was a “defeat for humanity.” On Vatican radio, the pampered prelate is also reported to have said “I was very saddened by this result.” Poor him.

Parolin is Pope Francis’ most senior Vatican official.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.