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The Vatican has described the belief in gender fluidity as “a concession to the age-old temptation to make oneself God”, as it released an updated declaration of what the Catholic church regards as threats to human dignity.
The new Dignitas infinita (Infinite Dignity) declaration released by the Vatican’s doctrinal office on Monday after five years in the making reiterates Pope Francis’s previous criticism of what he has called an “ugly ideology of our time”.
“Desiring a personal self-determination, as gender theory prescribes, apart from this fundamental truth that human life is a gift, amounts to a concession to the age-old temptation to make oneself God, entering into competition with the true God of love revealed to us in the gospel,” the 20-page document says.
It said those abnormalities could be treated with the help of healthcare professionals.
The Vatican said Pope Francis had approved the document, which also reaffirms its condemnation of surrogacy, saying the practice represents “a grave violation of the dignity of the woman and the child”.
“A child is always a gift and never the basis of a commercial contract,” the document says.
The declaration also reaffirms the church’s position on abortion and euthanasia while strongly condemning femicide.
“Violence against women is a global scandal, which is increasingly being recognised,” it says.

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Regarding gender fluidity, the Vatican has called it “a concession to the age-old temptation to make oneself God” in a revised declaration of what the Catholic church considers to be threats to human dignity.

After five years in the making, the Vatican’s doctrinal office released the revised Dignitas infinita (Infinite Dignity) declaration on Monday. It restates Pope Francis’s earlier criticism of what he has referred to as a “ugly ideology of our time.”.

“Apart from this fundamental truth that human life is a gift, desiring a personal self-determination, as gender theory prescribes, amounts to a concession to the age-old temptation to make oneself God, entering into competition with the true God of love revealed to us in the gospel,” the 20-page document states.

It continues, “It follows that any sex-change intervention, as a rule, risks threatening the unique dignity the person has received from the moment of conception,” reiterating opposition to gender reassignment surgery. “.

In order to address “genital abnormalities” that are either present from birth or develop later, the Holy See made a distinction between these kinds of surgeries and other procedures. It stated that medical experts could assist in treating those anomalies.

The document, which again denounces surrogacy and calls it “a grave violation of the dignity of the woman and the child,” was approved by Pope Francis, according to the Vatican.

The document states, “A child is always a gift and never the basis of a commercial contract.”. “No human life, starting from the life of the unborn child in the mother’s womb, can be silenced or turned into a commodity. “.

The pope requested that the Vatican’s Doctrinal Office (DDF) incorporate “poverty, the situation of migrants, violence against women, human trafficking, war and other themes” in its updated assessment of threats to human dignity, according to Chief Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernández, who made this announcement on Monday.

In addition to condemning the idea that “in some places not a few people are imprisoned, tortured, and even deprived of the good of life solely because of their sexual orientation,” the document states that homosexuals should be respected.

A liberal theologian, Fernández was named by Francis to the DDF position, one of the most influential posts in the Vatican, last year. He stated that penalizing homosexuality was “a big problem” and that it was “painful” to see some Catholics support laws that forbid homosexuality.

The proclamation vehemently denounces femicide and reiterates the church’s stance on euthanasia and abortion. “Violence against women is a global scandal that is becoming more and more acknowledged,” it states.

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