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Robert Spaemann, a friend of Benedict XVI, said the cardinals had chosen the right course and wishes more would join them

‘First and foremost the apostolic exhortation recalls the mercy and compassion of God,’ the patriarch wrote

The cardinal said that conscience must refer to revealed truth and the moral law

The Pope visited the offices of the Roman Rota, a marriage tribunal, to speak to the bishops

The Pope spoke out after a letter from four cardinals asked for clarification of Amoris Laetitia

Cardinal-designate Kevin Farrell says pastoral guidelines for implementing Pope Francis’s exhortation should have been discussed at the US bishops’ autumn conference

The cardinals have asked Pope Francis for a yes-or-no answer on Communion. His silence is unsurprising

The cardinal said there was a tradition of issuing a formal correction if a Pope is in error

The full text of the four cardinals’ letter, preceded and followed by their explanatory notes, is below:

John Podesta said: ‘We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good’ to help change the Church