In the guidance, the Church of England states that because of the “ambiguity” regarding sexual activity in civil partnerships, combined with its teaching on the nature of marriage, it does “not believe that it is possible for the church unconditionally to accept civil partnerships as unequivocally reflecting the teaching of the church.”
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A pastoral statement from the House of Bishops of the Church of England,” was issued last month in response to a 2019 change to UK law, broadening access to civil partnerships by making them available for heterosexual couples for the first time.
a former Honorary Chaplain to the Queen in the Church of England, Gavin Ashenden will be confirmed into the Catholic Church Dec. 22, 2019.
The guidance applies only to the Church of England and not to other branches of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Despite many worthy Anglican-Catholic initiatives this week, true unity remains a distant dream.
Christians are joined by Muslim and atheist leading voices, and even actress Carrie Fisher, in denouncing the move by theaters to reject an ad depicting the ‘Our Father.’