Saturday, October 24, 2015

Vatican synod on families offers hope to divorced Catholics

Divided clerics at a landmark Vatican summit echoed the more inclusive tone of Pope Francis on Saturday, extending a more welcoming hand to divorced and unmarried couples while stopping short of calling for clear alterations in church policies and leaving the ground-breaking pontiff as the ultimate decider of change.

The three-week summit — known as a synod — marked the culmination of a two-year process to recalibrate the faith’s approach to families in the 21st century. Under Francis’s direction, bishops and cardinals set a new precedent by tackling issues once considered taboo in the Roman Catholic Church.

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From The Washington Post

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