Pope’s letter to Argentine bishops on Amoris Laetitia to become part of official record

The letter Pope Francis wrote to the Argentine bishops’ conference referring to guidelines they published in response to Chapter VIII of the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia will be part of the official of Vatican texts.

In the papal letter, dated Sept. 5, 2016, the pope said the bishops’ document “explains precisely the precisely the meaning of Chapter VIII of ‘Amoris Laetitia.’ There are no other interpretations.”

The letter is found on the Vatican website under letters written by the pope in 2016, and was published in the October 2016 edition of the “Acta Apostolicae Sedis,” which also is available online: http://www.vatican.va/archive/aas/documents/2016/acta-ottobre2016.pdf.

For the National Catholic Reporter (Dec. 5, 2017) summary, click here.

For the Catholic News Agency (Dec. 5, 2017) summary, click here.