Pope accuses Amoris critics of legalism

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Pope Francis has said the bishops who have criticised Amoris Laetitia suffer from a “certain legalism which can be ideological”.

His comments came after a group of four cardinals wrote him a letter seeking clarification over some of the teachings in the apostolic exhortation.

“Some, as with certain responses to Amoris Laetitia, persist in seeing only white or black, when rather one ought to discern in the flow of life,” Francis told the Italian Catholic daily Avvenire.

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