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Pope Benedict XVI delivers his message Friday on the occasion of the exchange of Christmas greetings with the Roman curia, in the Clementine hall at Vatican.

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Pope stresses family values as gay marriage gains

The pope pressed his opposition to gay marriage Friday, denouncing what he described as people eschewing their God-given gender identities to suit their sexual choices — and destroying the very “essence of the human creature” in the process.

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