New Montreal archbishop puts focus on faith, not controversy
Catholic World News - March 22, 2012
Newly appointed Archbishop Christian Lépine avoided being drawn into hot political debates as he was introduced to the media in Montreal, concentrating instead on fundamental matters of faith.
When questioned about homosexuality and abortion, Archbishop Lépine chose to emphasize the pastoral issues involved. “There is often a history of hurt” behind such problems, he said, and “Jesus Christ is a path to healing.”
The new archbishop declined to comment on the causes of homosexuality, saying that was “not my field.” But he did caution that Catholics who are divorced and remarried should not receive Communion.
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