Vatican issues global questionnaire on modern families

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Pope Francis celebrates a mass in St.Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, on November 4, 2013
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Pope Francis celebrates a mass in St.Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, on November 4, 2013 (AFP Photo/Vincenzo Pinto)

Vatican City (AFP) – The Vatican on Tuesday launched an unprecedented worldwide consultation on modern families including same-sex couples as part of Pope Francis’s drive to reform the Catholic Church.

A questionnaire has been sent to bishops around the world asking them for detailed information about the “many new situations requiring the Church’s attention and pastoral care”.

“Concerns which were unheard of until a few years ago have arisen today as a result of different situations, from the widespread practice of cohabitation… to same-sex unions,” it said.

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