House of Bishops to review its policy on civil partnerships and same-sex relationships
The Church of England has said it is reviewing its approach to same-sex relationships and whether gay priests in civil partnerships should become bishops, its most significant work on the subject for years.
According to a statement from the House of Bishops, there is a "theological task to be done to clarify further understanding of the nature and status of these partnerships".
The bishop of Norwich, Graham James, said the "last substantive engagement" with the issue of homosexuality was in 2005.
"Contrary to popular perception the House of Bishops has spent very little time in recent years discussing homosexuality. The House has now agreed the time has come to commission two new pieces of work."
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