In rare public split, Catholic bishops differ sharply on anti-gay laws | Religion News Service

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(RNS) The Roman Catholic hierarchy has generally been viewed as a unified bloc in opposition to gay rights, but the emergence of especially punitive measures against gays in various countries has opened unusually stark and public fissures among bishops in different nations.

The divisions are also raising questions about whether Pope Francis, who has struck a charitable tone toward gays and lesbians, needs to take action. Read more: In rare public split, Catholic bishops differ sharply on anti-gay laws | Religion News Service

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