He says "love is love".
Blessing same sex couples is a dignified and human response, according to a Laois priest.
The issue has been brought to the fore in recent weeks after the Catholic Church said such blessings are not valid.
Abbeyleix parish priest Fr. Paddy Byrne says love is love:
Fr. Byrne says the language in the Church report on the issue was dreadful:
20 years in my priestly ministry I have been involved in blessing ceremonies of every description. Including blessings of pets, cows, crops, rings, cars, tractors……Yet a same sex couple who request a simple blessing on their union must be turned away. This is not Christianity.— fr Paddy (@frpaddybyrne) March 29, 2021