Pope says sometimes divorce is ‘morally necessary’

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis made some surprising comments about divorce.

The Catholic faith doesn’t recognize divorce as a whole, but the pope says it is morally necessary sometimes.

He says a situation could call for divorce when it comes to protecting women and children.

This comes after the pope said the church could support certain civil unions.

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4 comments

  • newportson

    The Pope said “separation” not “divorce.” There is a significant difference. And, if he did mean “divorce,” he might have been speaking of ‘civil divorce,” which does not automatically permit one to “remarry.” In the Church, if one’s marriage is determined by a Church tribunal to be valid, then there can be no second marriage, even if the state permits the couple to break the civil bond for the protection of one’s property and civil rights. Your journalism is poor.