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The Bishop of Oxford said today: "I welcome the report of the Pilling Review Group and will read it with care."It is important to remember that this is a discussion document, rather than an announcement of policy.
The Church needs time to receive it and reflect upon the findings, starting with the meeting of the House of Bishops next month.
I hope all our conversations will be thoughtful, honest and reflect respect for different perspectives. As Christians, we are committed to supporting loving relationships that allow people to flourish.
We are aware that, as a Church, we have often seemed sadly out of step with society. The report offers us the chance to take another step in our journey of understanding of human sexuality.
I hope we will embrace that opportunity with wisdom and humility."Read the Pilling Report here.