Vatican Split on Rules Over a More Inclusive Church

October 24, 2015 7:02 PM

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Vatican Split on Rules Over a More Inclusive Church

VATICAN CITY — A three-week global assembly called by Pope Francis to re-examine church teaching on marriage and family in the modern era ended with bishops voting narrowly on Saturday to open the door to divorced and remarried Catholics to return to fuller participation in the church, but stopping short of saying they may take communion.

The bishops drew a hard line, however, against any acceptance of same-sex marriage, saying in their final document that it is not “even remotely analogous” to marriage between a man and a woman. They added that gay people should be respected and not subjected to “unjust discrimination” — a reiterati...

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