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WATCH: John Oliver Eviscerates Vatican's Hypocrisy on Irish Marriage Equality

WATCH: John Oliver Eviscerates Vatican's Hypocrisy on Irish Marriage Equality


Leave it to late-night host and comedic genius John Oliver to point out what's wrong with the Catholic church's condemnation of Ireland's vote for marriage equality.

John Oliver has a few choice words for the Catholic Church -- namely its stance on Ireland's recent history-making nationwide vote in favor of marriage equality.

In a short segment on Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight on HBO, the snarky late-night host hilariously highlighted the hypocrisy within the church lamenting the fact that Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote.

"I think that you cannot just talk of a defeat for Christian principles, but of a defeat for humanity," said the Vatican's secretary of state (and second-in-command to the Pope), Pietro Parolin last week in a statement.

"Settle down a little, Catholic Church," said Oliver in response. "Remember, your organization's victories for humanity include crusades, forced adoptions, and running a wildly successful international pedophile exchange program."

"Let's save the defeat for humanity accusation for things that truly deserve it," Oliver concluded.

Watch the full clip below:

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