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Bishops report calls for ‘maximum freedom’

A report from the House of Bishops to be discussed by the Church’s General Synod on 15 February upheld the teaching, recognised by canon law, that marriage is the lifelong union of one man and one woman.


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Canterbury Cathedral | photo: Wiki

But it also concluded that the current advice on pastoral provision for same sex couples – which allows clergy to provide informal prayers for those marrying or forming a civil partnership – is not clear enough and should be revisited.