What the Pope really said
Anyone who attended Mass this past weekend surely heard about the Pope Francis interview published by the editors of America. But what you heard is likely different from what someone across the country heard — so I want to take a moment to set the record straight.
In the interview conducted by Father Antonio Spadaro, S.J., the editor-in-chief of the Italian Jesuit journal, Pope Francis speaks candidly about morality and the Catholic Church’s role in an evolving world. I’ve included the segment of the interview where same-sex marriage, divorce, and abortion are discussed for you to see firsthand. Under no circumstances has Pope Francis endorsed same-sex marriage or called for the Church to relax its rules or alter its beliefs.
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