Although a Swiss bishop has asked a Catholic pastor to resign from his parish, after learning that the priest had blessed a lesbian couple, the parishioners of the community are supporting the cleric.
According to Gay Star News:
“Wendelin Bucheli, a priest in the municipality of Bürglen in the west of Switzerland, gave his blessings to a lesbian couple in October 2014 after discussing it with other members of the clergy.
Bucheli gave careful consideration to the action, and decided that blessing a couple was the right thing to do:
” ‘There was no considerable difference between this blessing and a wedding ceremony,’ the priest told Swiss newspaper Urner Wochenblatt, speaking about the occasion last October.
“Bucheli said he carefully considered his options before discussing the matter with a Jesuit priest.
“His main question was: ‘Can I give this blessing in the name of God and…
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