The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Action delayed on blessings

The Anglican Church of Canada’s House of Bishops agreed to delay to “the greatest extent possible” any action on same-sex blessings until its General Synod meets in 2010.

Dioceses in Ottawa, Montreal, Niagara and Huron have requested approval for such blessings.

Canada legalized same-sex civil marriages in 2005.

The bishops also agreed to resist “cross-border interventions” by conservative groups and to continue a moratorium on bishops in same-sex partnerships.


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