Billy Eichner has ‘proposed’ to Dan Levy to ‘anger’ the Pope and Catholic Church.

Earlier this week, the Vatican caused controversy for the umpteenth time after ruling that Catholic priests cannot bless same-sex unions, as homosexual partnerships are “not ordered to the Creator’s plan”.

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) issued a two-page statement on the subject, where it stated that any marriage that’s not between a man and woman cannot be “considered licit”.

“The Christian community and its pastors must welcome with respect and sensitivity persons with homosexual inclinations”, but these relations cannot be blessed, according to the CDF.

The news didn’t go down well with Eichner and Levy, who used their social media platforms to hit out at the Catholic Church’s archaic stance on homosexuality.

Levy called their ruling “shameful, dangerous and embarrassing,” before sharing a viral tweet of Schitt’s Creek matriarch Moira Rose (played by Catherine O’Hara) as she officiates a same-sex wedding in a glamorous, Pope-inspired ensemble.

Eichner wrote, “Can’t a nice gay gentleman like myself just be able to sit here and enjoy Glenn Close’s EIGHTH Oscar nomination without having to see this shit?” to which Levy responded: “Never been more jealous of a caption. Kudos.”

To “make the Pope angry,” Eichner then proposed to Levy, who replied with two emojis: a love heart and a gay couple holding hands. We ship this pairing!

Later, Eichner told his followers: “On a serious note, to everyone who goes out of their way to talk about how “cool” this pope is… NO.

“The Catholic Church has abused the LGBTQ community for MILLENIA. “So, go to church if you need to I guess but THAT’s what you’re enabling. Bye!”

Both Eichner and Levy have made strides for gay representation in Hollywood, while being outspoken about issues pertaining to the LGBTQ+ community on social media and in interviews.

It was recently announced that Eichner, best known for his acclaimed game show Billy on the Street, will star in the first gay romantic comedy backed by a major studio.

According to Variety, the actor will co-write and executive produce the film, titled Bros, alongside Nicholas Stoller and Judd Apatow.

Last year, Levy made history when the sixth and final season of Schitt’s Creek swept all seven major categories at the Primetime Emmy Awards – the first time for a comedy or drama.

It won Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Directing (all for Levy), as well as Lead Actor (Eugene Levy), Lead Actress (O’Hara), Supporting Actor (Levy) and Supporting Actress (Annie Murphy).

The series also set a record for most Emmy wins by a comedy series in a single season, and Levy – who co-created the series with his father Eugene – became the first person to win a Primetime Emmy Award in all four major categories in a single year.