Signers of document critiquing ‘Amoris Laetitia’ revealed

The until now unpublished list of names attached to a critique of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on family life shows the signatories to include professors at diocesan seminaries, a member of a pontifical academy, and the head of the church’s ecclesiastical structure in Afghanistan.

The signatories had sent a letter to the world’s Catholic cardinals asking them to “respond to the dangers to Catholic faith and morals” from Francis’ Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”)

The letter, which attracted press coverage earlier in the month as a possible sign of wider disagreement with Amoris Laetitia, was sent to Italian Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals, and to 218 individual cardinals and patriarchs.

While organizers of the effort have not made the full document or the signatories’ names public, NCR obtained a copy of the list of signatures and a short note the signers attached to a 13-page document they sent the cardinals explaining their views.

Among the signers is Barnabite Fr. Giovanni Scalese, the superior of the church’s mission sui iuris in Afghanistan, which does not have a full diocese. Read more

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