"The strong support of many of our Churches and faith communities for the traditional understanding of marriage cannot be overlooked. This message from the faith communities is a reminder that the Government needs to listen carefully to the voices of ordinary people."
"It cannot be presumed that everyone is in favour of same-sex marriage because a vocal minority has captured the attention of the media," stressed the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, during the Annual Civic Mass, at the Metropolitan Cathedral & Basilica of St Chad, Birmingham, on the Solemnity of Christ the King on Sunday.
The Archbishop of Birmingham emphasized: "At the same time faith communities must welcome a wider public debate in which we can dialogue with those who oppose our views."
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