Vatican body urges Catholics to welcome gays to Church

Steve Doughty
October 2014
Daily Mail;10/14/2014, p8
CATHOLIC leaders eased the Church's hard line on homosexuality yesterday, saying gay people have 'gifts and qualities to offer'.


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