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Church should drop a ban on the Holy Communion for remarried divorcees- Pope's Advisor

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The Catholic Church should drop a ban on the Holy
Communion for remarried divorcees, a senior clergyman and close
advisor to Pope Francis said in an interview on Tuesday.
German Cardinal, Walter Kasper is the theologian that Pope
Francis asked to give an introductory lecture at last month’s special
meeting of cardinals, which debated the church’s stance towards
divorcees and other controversial family issues.
“The church has to find a way to let a remarried divorcee back into
the Sacraments, after a period of penance,” Kasper told the gathering.
“Every sin can be absolved. Indeed, it is not imaginable that a man
can fall into a black hole from which God cannot rescue him,”he
added.
Kasper is seen as a progressive, and his views are strongly contested
by more conservative prelates, such as Reinhard Meisner, another
German Cardinal.
A worldwide meeting of bishops, known as the Synod, is due to
continue discussions on the matter in October.
Francis has hinted that he favours a softening of church positions on
it.
Last month he said people whose marriages broke up should be
“supported” and not “condemned”.
“When love fails, and it fails many times, we have to feel the pain of
that failure; support the people who have felt the failure of their love,”
the pope said on Feb. 28.
“Don’t condemn them! Walk with them!.”

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