Testing Limits Diocese Opens Door to Communion for the Remarried

The archdiocese of Freiburg recently signalled a willingness to allow remarried divorcées to receive communion. While far from revolutionary, the move reflects a desire to change doctrine long considered out of touch with reality.
Robert Zollitsch, archbishop of Freiburg and chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, said remarried Catholics "belong to the Church."

Robert Zollitsch, archbishop of Freiburg and chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, said remarried Catholics "belong to the Church."

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