08 April 2016, The Tablet
Apostolic Exhortation on the family: Pope Francis is calling for a new openness on the part of the Church
The apostolic exhortation 'The Joy of Love' is published today and signals the start of a more flexible, understanding Church
With his document on the family, Pope Francis has let a chink of light into the Church’s window.
His Apostolic Exhortation, titled “The Joy of Love”, signals the start of a more flexible, understanding Church. No longer is it acceptable to “throw stones” of doctrine at those struggling in their personal lives and things are not just about the rules. What used to be black and white are various shades of grey.
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