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UK Anglicans to consider dropping celibacy rule

Tue 20 Dec 2016 In: International News View at Wayback View at NDHA

The Church of England in the UK is planning to discuss ending celibacy rules for gay vicars. Currently its clergy are allowed to be openly gay and even be in civil partnerships, but must solemnly swear to abstain from sex. The proposed changes, LGBTI Anglican organization, Changing Attitude, would see clergy not have to make formal solemn vows, but still be required to abstain from sexual activity on grounds of their own conscience.The proposal is highly controversial in conservative CofE circles but will be brought to the General Synod – the governing body of the church – in the new year.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 20th December 2016 - 11:27am

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