Pope opens synod; calls for welcoming Church but no gay marriage – SWI swissinfo.ch

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday reaffirmed Catholic opposition to gay marriage as he opened a three-week gathering of bishops from around the world but said the Church had to show love and understanding towards all.Francis presided at a solemn Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica to open the meeting, known as a synod, on the theme of the family in the modern world.But the run-up to the synod, attended by some 300 bishops and other delegates, has been dominated by gay issues.

Source – SWI swissinfo.ch

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