Swedish PM tells priests to carry out same-sex marriages ‘or do something else’

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RT.com - 26/6/17 Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has suggested that all Church of Sweden priests be compelled to perform gay marriages, despite the Lutheran church’s position that clergy members should have the right to refuse. Same-sex weddings have been legal in Sweden since 2009, although priests can decline to carry out these ceremonies under the country’s ...

Abandon Ship: Church of Sweden Rapidly Losing Its Congregation

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www.sputniknews.com - March 2016 Easter is the Church of Sweden's most important holiday, but the members are diminishing in numbers, forcing the Church authorities to close down churches, reduce the clergy and sell real estate, according to the program Ekot on Swedish Radio. Last year alone, 67,000 people left the Church, which is equivalent to a loss of about 125 ...