Welcome for gay parents removed from Catholic video

Bishop’s words of support pulled from promotion for World Meeting of Families 2018.

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Words of welcome from a bishop for gay people raising children and people in second marriages have been removed from a video promoting the World Meeting of Families 2018. The meeting takes place in Dublin in August and will probably include a visit by Pope Francis.

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In the video, entitled Parish Conversations Session 1, David O’Connell, a Cork man and auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, had said: “Pope Francis, he gets it. Today there are all sorts of configurations of families – mum and dad; mum or dad on their own; gay couple raising children; people in second marriages.”

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