Today, the committee presented its 200-page report to Archbishop Jukka Paarma. That says nothing. Nobody will be barred from anything. Everybody can do as they please - bless gays or refuse to do so...
But no new agenda for a service of blessing will be created. No real guidelines were included in the report. The question will remain one of conscience for us pastors.
This could be a good thing for the individual pastors - but such a wishywashy stand won't be good for the respect of the Church in the long run.
In September, the Bishops' Conference will deal with the report, and then send it on to the Synod. It'll be interesting to see what will become of it all.