German bishop urges church debate on blessing same-sex unions

Posted January 12, 2018 5:39 pm by Editor

German bishop urges church debate on blessing same-sex unions

OSNABRUCK, Germany – The vice president of the German bishops’ conference has urged a debate on whether Catholic clergy should bless same-sex unions.”I’m concerned with fundamental questions of how we deal with each other; although ‘marriage for all’ differs clearly from the church’s concept of marriage, it’s now a political reality,” said Bishop Franz-Josef Bode of Osnabruck.”We have to ask ourselves how we’re encountering those who form such relationships and are also involved in the church, how we’re accompanying them pastorally and liturgically.”In the fall, the first gay weddings were conducted in Germany, following a June 30 vote by the

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