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Consensus Eludes Vatican Synod on Gays

Just as it seemed the Roman Catholic Church might ease its stance on homosexuality, bishops from around the world removed language doing just that from a new Vatican document. The final version of the document was issued Saturday at the close of a two-week assembly, or synod, of 200 Catholic bishops. An earlier version released during the week had spoken of "accepting and valuing their (homosexuals') sexual orientation" and giving gays "a welcoming home." The...

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