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Vatican canon law official explains provisions of ‘Amoris Laetitia’ / Catholic News Service
Posted by Voice of the Faithful in Amoris Laetitia, Voice of the Faithful on February 15, 2017
The provisions of ‘Amoris Laetitia’ allow people in irregular marriage situations access to the sacraments only if they recognize their situation is sinful and desire to change it, according to the cardinal who heads the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts.
“The fact that such a couple also believes changing the situation immediately by splitting up would cause more harm and forgoing sexual relations would threaten their current relationship does not rule out the possibility of receiving sacramental absolution and Communion, said Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, president of the pontifical council that is charged with interpreting canon law.”
By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service — Read more …