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The daunting length of Amoris Laetitia undermines its simple and direct style (CNS)
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The Pontiff has chosen to promote debate and diversity, rather than build unity around clearly expressed doctrine. The consequences will be enormous

Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives to lead his general audience today (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

During his general audience, the Pope reminded the faithful that the Church is full of sinners

An Iraqi-Kurdish refugee family waits to be transferred from a makeshift camp at the port town of Skaramagkas, Greece.  (CNS photo/Alkis Konstantinidis, Reuters)

Pope Francis will visit refugees on the island of Lesbos on Saturday

Accompaniment does not mean simply walking with those who are divorced and remarried as if to follow them along a wayward path (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Benedict XVI used the same term in the same context of the pastoral care of the divorced and remarried

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to Mexico since 2007, has been appointed the new ambassador to the United States (CNS)

Mgr Christophe Pierre replaces Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who submitted his resignation after reaching retirement age

A journalist writes notes as he browses though a copy of Amoris Laetitia (AP)

Given the length of Amoris Laetitia, most Catholics are relying on second hand readings of the text

Archbishop Blasé Cupich of Chicago  (CNS)

The Archbishop of Chicago welcomed the publication of the Pope’s apostolic exhortation

Cardinal Raymond Burke (CNS)

Francis ‘is not looking to impose his point of view’, says American cardinal in reflection on apostolic exhortation

Francis has reportedly promised to extend the validity of confessions heard by SSPX priests (CNS)

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Pope Francis at Rome's Fiumicino International before leaving for Ecuador in July 2015 (AP)

The Armenia trip comes in response to an invitation from the patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the government