James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool, told ITV News that he would like to see the ban on same-sex blessings overturned.
He told Social Affairs Editor Penny Marshall: "We’ve come to a time now that if we believe that civil partnerships are just then we can’t withhold the blessing of God from that which we believe to be just”.
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