Church of England bishops balk at same-sex marriage
January 18, 2023
CWN Editor's Note: Bishops of the Church of England have declined to approve same-sex marriages, but endorsed “prayers of dedication, thanksgiving, or for God’s blessing” for same-sex couples.
The bishops’ decision—which puts the Church of England at odds with its Anglican counterparts in Scotland and Wales—will now be discussed at a Synod meeting in February.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Justin Welby, acknowledged that the bishops’ proposal would “go too far for some and not nearly far enough for others.”
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