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October 30, 1986

The Vatican is issuing new guidelines that say it is acceptable for Roman Catholics to have homosexual tendencies as long as they avoid the "serious sin" of homosexual relations, church sources said. The guidelines uphold church teaching that any homosexual act is immoral, but to have homosexual leanings and remain chaste is not, a senior Vatican source said. The Vatican acted in response to requests from bishops for "guidelines on pastoral care" of homosexual Catholics, the source added.

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