Monday, 4 June 2007

Canadian Anglicans to vote on blessing gay unions

Just weeks before Anglican leaders decide whether their church should bless gay and lesbian unions, one of the few things that appears to be unifying them is a feeling of uncertainty.

The church, which represents some two million Canadians and is the country's third largest religious denomination, has spent almost 30 years trying to figure out how same-sex relationships fit into the Christian faith. As they approach a vote on the issue later this month at the church's General Synod in Winnipeg, many members are wary of the outcome.

``We simply don't know,'' says Archdeacon Paul Feheley, principal secretary to the church's national leader, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison. Read more

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