In a break from worldwide Church policy, Anglican bishops in Scotland have said homosexuality is not a barrier to becoming a priest.

The College of Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church said it had “never regarded the fact that someone was in a close relationship with a member of the same sex as in itself constituting a bar to the exercise of an ordained ministry”, the Scottish Press Association reported.

The statement was a response to a meeting of Anglican leaders last month at which North American A

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