The General Synod of the Anglican Church also backed a ban on conversion therapy. Some members say deep theological discussions are being left out.
“We commit ourselves afresh to care pastorally for those who are same-sex attracted”, says a statement issued in Cairo (Egypt).
Churches which support the criminalisation of homosexuality could face “consequences”, Justin Welby warned. Anglican leaders also emphasised the importance of evangelising children and youth.
“The traditional doctrine of the church in view of the teaching of Scripture, upholds marriage as between a man and a woman in faithful, lifelong union”, Primates say after crucial discussions.