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Pope Urges More Openhearted Catholic Church

Pope Francis closed a contentious bishops' meeting on family issues on Sunday calling for a more openhearted, compassionate church rooted in people's lives and not a programmatic, arid one that fears changes and challenges. At the end of the three week gathering, the bishops agreed to a qualified opening toward divorcees who have remarried outside the church and currently cannot receive communion. But the final document effectively sidestepped the issue of whether the church...

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