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Vatican Signals More Tolerance toward Gays and Remarriage

posted on October 13, 2014

The New York Times‘ Elisabetta Povoledo reports that a report read on Monday at a Vatican synod signaled “a possible easing of the church’s rigid attitudes on homosexuality and the sanctity of marriage.” The conciliatory language toward gay and divorced Catholics seemed to reflect the more tolerant and inclusive direction Francis has sought since he became Pope. Povoledo writes, “Though the gathering is unlikely to change church doctrine, its conversation will set — and potentially change — both the tone and the practice of the faith in parishes around the world.”

Read at The New York Times