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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

Pope Francis with Cardinal Oswald Gracias (CNS)

During morning homily Pope says Jesus ‘did things the scholars of the law did not like’

At the election of Pope Benedict XVI commentators wondered which policies he was likely to change (PA photo)

Is this a gulf of incomprehension that simply can’t be bridged?