Pope Francis Considers Some Divorces Morally Necessary

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“Pope Francis has turned heads again with another controversial view. On Wednesday, in front of his weekly general audience, he said that sometimes divorce is “inevitable.”” – AOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Pope Francis has taken a step toward ending a false dichotomy that the Roman Catholic Church has been promoting, which is that a marriage must be permanent or be annulled.

From AOL.com:

Pope Francis has turned heads again with another controversial view. On Wednesday, in front of his weekly general audience, he said that sometimes divorce is “inevitable.”

He also said, “Sometimes it can become even morally necessary, precisely when it comes to subtracting the weaker spouse, or small children, from more serious wounds caused by intimidation and violence, humiliation and exploitation.”

As of now, the Catholic church doesn’t officially accept divorces, though it does allow church-sanctioned annulments. But getting one is often a lengthy and complicated process.

In chapters 5 and 19 of the New Testament book of Matthew, Jesus himself gives an exception to the “No Divorce” rule, and he says nothing about marriages being annulled. If the Roman Catholic Church were to acknowledge that fact, then that would be a step in the right direction.

Then again, some Protestant preachers need to to take that same step.

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