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Revise teaching on family, German bishops tell Rome

06 February 2014 | by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt | Comments: 0

Germany

The German faithful are demanding a radically new approach from the Church on family issues and sexual morality. Last year the Vatican asked all bishops’ conferences to carry out a survey of Catholic attitudes, through a questionnaire that it circulated to all of them. The German bishops have sent a summary of the responses to Rome, and made the document public.The bulk of the responses from the 27 German dioceses and archdioceses, to be brought before the Synod on the Family in October, call for change. “This summary is based on broad participation of the baptised, [showing] people have a great deal of interest in contributing their personal ideas and assessments to the … synod,” the summary says.The 18-page document goes into the responses to each of the Vatican ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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