Anglican Church leaders suspend US Church over gay marriage
15 January 2016 Last updated at 10:45 GMT
Anglican Church leaders have effectively re-affirmed their opposition to same-sex marriage - by punishing the liberal US Episcopal Church over the issue.
The Episcopal Church has been suspended from Anglican committees and decision-making for three years after allowing its clergy to perform same sex marriages.
The decision was taken by a majority of church leaders at a meeting of the Anglican Communion in Canterbury.
Our religious affairs correspondent Caroline Wyatt reports.