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Vatican acts after Polish priest reveals homosexuality  A senior priest at the Vatican has revealed he is gay, on the eve of a major meeting that will define the Catholic Church's teaching on family   Pope's synod setback on gay policy
  Pope Francis opened Church synod amid gay row Map of St Peter%27s Basilica Vatican

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  Pope Francis to celebrate Mass at St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, at the start of a synod of bishops that will focus on family issues

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  Pope Francis has suffered a setback as proposals for wider acceptance of gay people failed to win a two-thirds majority at a Catholic Church synod

  Senior clerics taking part in a review of Catholic teachings on the family have called on the Church to adopt positive stance on homosexuality

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Sep.19   Pope Francis: Church too focused on gays and abortion
  Pope has said the Catholic Church is too focused on preaching about abortion, gay people and contraception and needs to become more merciful Jul.29   Pope: Who am I to judge gay people?  Pope Francis has said gay people should not be marginalised but integrated into society Jun.12 Pope 'confirms Vatican gay lobby'  Pope Francis is reported to have acknowledged the existence of a 'gay lobby' inside the Vatican

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Apr.13 Vatican comment draws gay ire  Gay rights activists have criticised Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone who sought to link homosexuality to paedophilia when commenting on child abuse... Mar.5 Choir singer involved in gay scandal  A Nigerian man who sang in a Vatican choir arranged gay liaisons for an Italian government official who served in the unpaid role of papal u...

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Dec.23   Gay groups angry at Pope remarks
  Gay activists have reacted angrily after Pope Benedict XVI said that mankind needed to be saved from a destructive blurring of gender

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Oct.14 Priest 'only pretending to be gay'  A Vatican official suspended after being caught on hidden camera making advances to a man said in an interview that he is not gay Oct.13 Vatican bars prelate in gay row
  The Vatican has confirmed newspaper reports that a high-ranking priest has been suspended

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Nov.29 Vatican issues gay policy document
  The Vatican is affirming its policy against gay priests

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Oct.4   Pope warns Archbishop on gay priests
  John Paul II has warned the new Archbishop of Canterbury, that new difficulties have arisen between the two Churches
Aug.1 Gays hit back at Vatican  Gay rights groups are saying campaign against same-sex marriages is out of touch with the modern world Jul.31   Drive to curb gay marriage
  The Vatican is attempting to reverse the spread of legislation in Europe and the Americas that permits gay marriage Jun.8   Pope highlights role of family   Croatia: 83-year-old John Paul II held up families as the bedrock of society as he celebrated Mass in Adriatic seaport

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