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The General Synod of the Church of Ireland continued this morning in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Following morning devotions, the Archbishop of Armagh announced that the majority of the bishops were of the view that the General Synod should have the opportunity to discuss the issues raised by Motions 8a to c on Human Sexuality in the Context of Christian Belief which was not able to happen yesterday. He said a revised motion was to be introduced. The discussion on the new motion will take place tomorrow morning (Saturday) immediately after the completion of consideration of Bill No 6.
Also this morning the Archbishop of Dublin announced that the Strategic Plan for Church of Ireland Youth Department 2012–2015 would be launched at lunchtime today in the Crypt. The Bishop of Clogher will officially launch this at 1.00 pm.
Mr Paul Bruce was elected Lay Over 45 Representative on the Standing Committee for the Diocese of Armagh.