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Vatican Synod Offers Hope to Divorcees for Church Reintegration

Roman Catholic bishops agreed Saturday to a qualified opening toward divorcees who have remarried outside the church, but they rejected calls for more welcoming language toward homosexuals. The outcome of a three-week gathering at the Vatican, known as a synod and presided over by Pope Francis, marked a victory for conservatives on homosexual issues and for progressives on remarriage. The final synod document restated church teachings that gays should not suffer discrimination in...

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