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By Diogenes ( articles ) | Oct 04, 2003

In the never-ending quest for gems of ecclesiastical syntax and forward-thinking theology, the U.K.'s Church Times seldom fails, in a very real sense, to deliver:

In the run-up to the Primates' Meeting, Church of Ireland bishops on both sides of the border are urging an open, sensitive and pastoral approach to the issue of homosexuality. The Bishop of Meath & Kildare, Dr Richard Clarke, said on Tuesday: "I would not take the view that anything goes, but neither could I accept that nothing gives." His reading of the scriptures did not lead him to conclude that same-sex relationships could equate to marriage, but neither could he dismiss as disordered "a faithful relationship between two people of the same gender".

Hey, aggiornamento fans: methinks we finally know where the apertura a sinistra is located.

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