A letter from two senior archbishops will be read out in 2,500 churches today spelling out their opposition to gay marriage. Archbishop Vincent Nichols, the leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, and Archbishop Peter Smith, the Archbishop of Southwark, will tell Catholics they have a
Duty to do all we can to ensure that the true meaning of marriage is not lost for future generations.
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