Australian and Irish bishops issue separate statements on same-sex relationships

May 15, 2018

[Anglican CommuionNews Service] There is “little appetite” in parishes to continue discussing human sexuality, the House of Bishops of the Church of Ireland has said, in a statement in which the stress that the province’s marriage service “remains unchanged and marriage may be solemnized only between a man and a woman.” In a separate statement, the House of Bishops of the Church of Australia said that the doctrine of their church was that “marriage is a lifelong union between a man and a woman.” They said that in light of the church’s doctrine, it was “not appropriate for church buildings and halls, and chapels owned by Anglican schools and other Anglican organisations to be used as venues for same-sex marriages.”

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