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Pope has stopped speaking of change in approach to marriage, Vatican-watcher notes

May 11, 2015

Since the October 2014 meeting of the Synod of Bishops, Pope Francis has cut back dramatically on his public statements of support for a change in the Church’s handling of troubled marriages, notes Sandro Magister, the influential Vatican-watcher for L’Espresso.

Magister points out that although the Pope gave clear indications of support for the “Kasper proposal” before the Synod meeting, he has stopped speaking about the topic. The Pope has continued to speak out on many other public issues, Magister remarks. But: “From the end of 2014 until today, there has not been even one more occasion on which he has given the slightest support to the paradigms of the innovators.”


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  • Posted by: bernie4871 - May. 11, 2015 8:11 PM ET USA

    Marx and Kasper are carrying the ball. Also note that he has not said anything to specifically reversing his past gaffs, if that's what they were.