Sex and the Synod: Decision Time
What happens when hundreds of bishops debate their Church’s most divisive teachings - on sex and the family?
Pope Francis has brought together nearly 300 bishops from all over the world for a special Synod on the Family. He has asked them to speak frankly and with courage about his Church’s most divisive teachings – those that affect the sex lives of more than billion people. Liberal Catholics would like Rome to relax its teachings on homosexuality, birth control and divorce and remarriage but in Africa many believers want their bishops to uphold tradition and doctrine.