Gay mass services in Soho abolished by archbishop of Westminster
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 07:36PM
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By Caroline Davies, The Guardian - January 2, 2013

The Archbishop of Westminster, head of Roman Catholics in England and Wales, has ordered that special fortnightly "Soho masses" for gay and lesbian churchgoers in central London are not appropriate and are to be axed.

The services, intended to be particularly welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered Catholics, had been held at Our Lady of the Assumption church in the West End for six years with the blessing of senior clergy but had attracted criticism from traditionalists. [Read Full Story]

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