Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Divorced and Remarried. Müller Writes, Francis Dictates

A document from the prefect for doctrine reconfirms the 'no' to communion and brings clarification on "conscience" and "mercy." Freezes the expectations of change. But is a "Ratzinger hypothesis" returning to the field?

by Sandro Magister

ROME, October 23, 2013 - "I believe that this is the time of mercy," Pope Francis had said on the return flight from Brazil, responding to a question about communion for the divorced and remarried.

But the notion that the "mercy" preached by pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio would herald a lifting of the ban on communion, as many had inferred, is now out of the question.

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