Gay debate raises temperatures at Church Synod

The topic of homosexuality overshadowed last week's Church of Ireland synod, with impassioned speeches from both sides in the liveliest debate of the three-day meeting.

14th May, 2005

The topic of homosexuality overshadowed last week's Church of Ireland synod, with impassioned speeches from both sides in the liveliest debate of the three-day meeting.

On the first day of the conference the bishops announced they intended to appoint an expert group to advise them on matters related to same-sex relationships. Two years ago the Church of Ireland primate, Archbishop Robin Eames, was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury to head an international commission to...

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