I’m sorry they can do better than this:
Several telephone calls have taken place in the context of Pope Francis’ personal pastoral relationships. Since they do not in any way form part of the Pope’s public activities, no information or comments are to be expected from the Holy See Press Office.
That which has been communicated in relation to this matter, outside the scope of personal relationships, and the consequent media amplification, cannot be confirmed as reliable, and is a source of misunderstanding and confusion.
Therefore, consequences relating to the teaching of the Church are not to be inferred from these occurrences.
You can’t have people allowed a different standard of sin or respect for the Eucharist because they get a call from the Pope, and as long as the basic question: Did the Pope tell this woman she could receive holy communion without confession for mortal sin no?
Ducking the question only makes things worse and no amount of pretending it’s a private matter changes it. It undermines the moral authority of every priest defending and teaching moral doctrine and will be used as a club against the church by every media outlet in existence.
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