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The Church may be relaxing its rigidity on homosexuality and the sanctity of marriage. A meeting of synod of bishops at the Vatican on issues related to the family in contemporary society called on pastoral leaders to recognize the “positive aspects of civil unions and cohabitation.” Prominent Vatican expert John Thavis described a report on the meeting as a “pastoral earthquake”. A final document is expected to be released by the synod next week, ending a two-week gathering.
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