The Catholic Church in the UK has warned that senior teachers at Catholic schools could face disciplinary action if they form any "non-chaste" relationship outside marriage, reports The Tablet.
In a new booklet about Catholic schools, the General Secretary of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales writes that key staff members and governors cannot perform their roles if they make "substantive life choices" that are incompatible with church teaching.
Catholics who cohabit or enter into same-sex civil partnerships would fall into this category.
The booklet, Christ at the Centre: Why the Church provides Catholic Schools is published jointly by the bishops' conference and the Catholic Education Service.
FULLL STORY Teachers face disciplinary action for 'non-chaste' relationships (Tablet)