Catholics bishops: No agreement on what gays, lesbians offer church

Posted at 2:12 PM, Oct 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-18 16:12:18-04
By Daniel Burke


(CNN) — Catholic bishops ended a tense, two-week summit in Rome on Saturday without reaching a consensus on how to address what gays and lesbians can offer the church, same-sex relationships or Holy Communion for divorced and remarried couples.

An interim report issued Monday was heavily revised by Saturday, with sections excised that had praised the “gifts” gays and lesbians offer the church as well as the “precious support” same-sex couples give to each other.

Even the revised sections, though, failed to garner a two-thirds majority from the nearly 200 bishops.

The report will be used as a basis for the next part of the Vatican synod, to be held next October in Rome.

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