Marriage: Error & Hyperbole

Pope Francis’s most recent impromptu remarks on marriage have caused a bit of a stir, not least among those working in and around marriage tribunals.

In response to a question following the opening session of the Diocese of Rome’s pastoral congress, the Pope seems to have opined that the “great majority” (already downgraded to “many”) of sacramental marriages are invalid because couples enter them without a true understanding of permanence and commitment. Taken at simple face value, this comment is extraordinary…

Read the full article at the Catholic Herald website.


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