The plenary assembly of the Council of European Episcopal Conferences which recently met in the Holy land has reinforced the Church’s view that marriage is between one man and woman.
The official text from the Bishops states: “The Church strongly believes in the family founded on marriage between a man and a woman: it is the basic cell of society and of the Christian community itself. It is difficult to see why different situations of coexistence should be treated in the same way.”
The Bishops’ statement is timely when you consider the second part of the Synod on Marriage and Family Life is just weeks away. The statement is also most welcome in a society which is becoming increasingly confused on matters related to marriage.
To read the full text of the Bishops’ statement, click this link: http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/europe-s-bishops-church-strongly-believes-in-family-founded-on-marriage-of-1-man-and-1-woman