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The letter, signed by 45 theologians and priests, identifies what it describes as errors which a reader could mistakenly draw from the recent apostolic exhortation

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

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

Francis says Church must avoid ‘false conflict’ between pastors and academics