Germany’s health minister Jens Spahn, who married his husband, Daniel Funke in 2017, has criticised the Roman Catholic Church for its refusal to bless same-sex unions but says his religious faith remains strong. He described his relationship with the church as difficult at times.
“There are priests who bless guinea pigs and motorcycles,” Spahn said. “But two people who love each other and are believers wishing for a blessing for their promise to be there for each other all life long are being rejected by the church. This bothers and annoys me.”