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Bishops ‘behind the times’ in support for failed marriages

15 May 2014 | by Liz Dodd | Comments: 0

CATHOLICS in England and Wales have called on their bishops to find ways to support marriages that have broken down and to stop being “behind the times”.They have done so in responses to a questionnaire issued in the lead up to this year’s family synod in Rome, according to Cardinal Vincent Nichols.The cardinal told a press conference on 9 May that during last week’s bishops’ conference meeting in Leeds, members had discussed Catholics’ responses to the questionnaire. He said that he had been struck by one response that stated: “The Church needs to uphold marriage but ­create space for where it fails.” He said this “captures the heart” of how the Church must respond during the synod process.Cardinal Nichols revealed that one ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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