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Teaching on divorcees unchanged – Vatican

01 May 2014 | by James Macintyre | Comments: 0

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The Vatican has stressed that private telephone conversations with the Pope do not alter church teaching after a phone call Francis made to a woman married to a divorcee, in which he reportedly told her that she could receive Communion, made international headlines, writes James Macintyre.The Pope is alleged to have told Jacqueline Sabetta Lisbona, who, like him, is from Argentina, that she could receive the Eucharist despite the fact she entered a civil marriage with a divorcee whose first marriage has not been annulled. Mrs Sabetta Lisbona and her husband have two children.A Vatican source confirmed to The Tablet last week that the telephone call took place, but would not elaborate on details.A number of bishops and cardinals have said they would like to see the Church’s ban on re ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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