The synod opens with Pope Francis saying "Let's talk!" and an Australian couple takes him up on it saying gay partners should be welcomed in families and parishes.
Ron and Mavis Pirola told Pope Francis and the synod participants that gay couples should be as accepted in parishes as they are in families. Telling the story of friends who showed their love for their son by accepting him and his partner during a visit to their home, the Pirola's suggested that parishes would do well to demonstrate the same welcoming spirit. (Francis X. Rocca,ncronline.org)