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Copies of Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (CNS)

The canon lawyer Kurt Martens said that Amoris Laetitia had to be interpreted in line with previous Church teaching

A journalist browses though Amoris Laetitia at the press conference for its release (PA)

The letter shows the real division is not pro- and anti-Francis, or rigorism versus mercy, but over Church teaching

Copies of Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (CNS)

The letter asks the cardinals to request a clarification from the Pope that some interpretations of Amoris Laetitia are heretical

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila (CNS)

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle says results show Church teaching on family life ‘is not clearly understood by people’

Pope Francis (PA)

Statement from Rome says ‘consequences relating to the teaching of the Church’ should not be inferred from private conversation with Argentine woman