On October 4, 2014, nearly 200 Catholic bishops gathered at Vatican to attend two-week-long Extraordinary General Assembly to come-up with solutions to counter the prevailing threats to Christian family structure in today’s world.
The “family synod” began its deliberation after a lengthy speech by the Bishop of Rome, kosher Francis. However, the ‘civilized world’, the pro-LGBT rights Jewish groups, gay community leaders and even Pope Francis was shocked to find out that more than two-third majority of those “anti-Semite” bishops rejected proposals for wider acceptance of gay people, which has Francis’ backing.
The final report says only that anti-gay discrimination is “to be avoided”.
“The Church teaches: “No grounds whatsoever exist for assimilating or drawing analogies, however remote, between homosexual unions and God’s design for matrimony and the family.” Nevertheless, men and women with homosexual tendencies should be accepted with respect and sensitivity. “Any sign of unjust discrimination in their regard is to be avoided.”
Two other paragraphs suggesting divorced and remarried Catholics could receive communion also failed to pass.
The synod will meet again in a year’s time for further discussion.