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Portugal’s bishops in “full communion” with Pope’s blessing for same-sex couples

Portugal’s bishops (Episcopal Conference) have declared that they are fully behind the position taken by Pope Francis regarding the blessing of same sex couples in the Catholic Church. It is a position that has received mixed reactions, with some sectors considering the Pope has gone too far, others suggesting there is still further to go. But Portugal’s bishops are in ‘full communion’ with the approach, underlining the importance of the Church welcoming everyone.