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Archbishop Charles Chaput, right, delivers remarks during a Mass given by Pope Francis at Cathedral Basilica of Sts Peter and Paul,  in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Archbishop Charles Chaput said divorced and remarried should live as brother and sister

A detail from St Peter in tears by El Greco

In today’s ecumenical climate many seem embarrassed to declare the role of St Peter and the importance of communion with his successors

Pope Francis greets a girl after celebrating a Mass for the sick and disabled in St Peter's Square at the Vatican on June 12 (CNS)

Francis celebrated Mass for the Year of Mercy jubilee of the sick and persons with disabilities

Bishop Athanasius Schneider (Photo: CNS)

Bishop Schneider said the document might lead to widespread confusion over doctrine and the sacraments

The Resurrection of the Son of the Widow of Nain (1814) by Jean-Baptiste Wicar

Word this Week

Whenever we celebrate the Eucharist, memory is more than recall. It is a sharing in all that is remembered, a true encounter with Christ

Archbishop Charles Chaput beside Pope Francis as the pontiff blesses volunteers at the World Meeting of Families (AP)

Archbishop Chaput said the working group was ‘very ad hoc’

Cardinal Gerhard Müller with Pope Francis (CNS)

The cardinal said that if the Pope had wanted to change the discipline, he would have given a full explanation

Amoris Laetitia (AP)

Robert Spaemann said Communion was a ‘yes or no’ question and that the Pope’s document could lead to a schism

Milan Cathedral (PA)

The priest in charge of Confession at Milan cathedral says there has been a growing “demand” for absolution and Communion

In 2013 red stains appeared on a consecrated Host (PA)

The announcement was made by Bishop Zbigniew Kiernikowski of Legnica on Sunday