Pope personally thanks Portuguese cardinal for Amoris guidelines

The guidelines say it may be possible to admit couples in irregular unions to Holy Communion

Pope Francis has written to the Patriarch of Lisbon, thanking him personally for a note to priests on the application of Amoris Laetitia, which borrowed heavily from controversial Argentinian guidelines.

The Patriarch’s note was made public in February, and essentially replicates the guidelines of Buenos Aires and for the diocese of Rome.



Do you also have a link to the Patriarch of Lisbon’s actual letter? Reading his own words would be helpful. Thank you.


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