Church of Sweden to decide about priest who refuses to seal same-sex marriage


Northern Europe

The Church of Sweden fully embraces same-sex marriage. People with a homosexual orientation can also be installed in offices. On the picture is Swedish gay priest Eva Brunne (l.) She was ordained a few weeks after the Church allowed same-sex weddings in church. Photo AFP, Staffan Claesson

Next week, the Synod of the Church of Sweden is to vote on a motion that sparked intense debate among believers. The main question is: should priests who object to sealing a same-sex marriage be stripped from their authority?