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Argentine bishops discuss Amoris Laetitia

November 11, 2016

At their fall meeting, the bishops of Argentina have discussed the pastoral care of families, poverty, and national reconciliation.

Using Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia as a guide, the bishops discussed marriage preparation, the pastoral accompaniment of married couples, and the pastoral care of those in broken marriages.

As they discussed the eighth chapter of Amoris Laetitia, “a dialogue was conducted on how to grow in criteria and attitudes to achieve a greater consensus among pastors on the new realities that present themselves in the pastoral care of families,” according to the bishops’ conference.

The bishops’ national discussion comes two months after the bishops of the Buenos Aires region gathered to discuss the document, and Pope Francis endorsed an interpretation that would allow those remarried outside the Church to receive Holy Communion in some cases.

 
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