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The outcome of May's same-sex marriage referendum in Ireland and the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court on the same issue clearly show the extent to which Western society is abandoning many of its Christian legal foundations, said Australian Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican's Secretariat for the Economy.
In his address at the Fota VIII International Liturgy Conference in Cork, Pell called the Irish referendum "a victory for John Stuart Mill and utilitarianism."