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‘What is new about this exhortation is its tone,’ said Cardinal Wilfrid Napier

A round-up of reaction to Pope Francis’s papal exhortation

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz said the Pope is attempting to help people encounter Jesus and feel the love of God

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The Pope’s exhortation makes a crucial reference to John Paul II’s encyclical Familiaris Consortio


Francis’s exhortation doesn’t shy away from the often harsh realities of marriage and family life

Those who wanted the issue settled so they can get on with life peacefully are likely to be disappointed

A footnote narrowly addresses the question of Communion for the divorced and remarried

The reading guide for bishops says that Amoris Laetitia is “first and foremost a pastoral document”

The apostolic exhortation will be called ‘Amoris Laetitia’, the Vatican has announced