A Conversation with Cardinal Schonborn on ‘Amoris Laetitia’

A Conversation with Cardinal Schonborn on ‘Amoris Laetitia’

Antonio Spadaro, SJ

Pope Francis has often stated that Cardinal Christoph Schonborn understood and communicated correctly the meaning of the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. For this reason, the editor-in-chief of La Civiltà Cattolica interviewed him in a wide-reaching and open conversation during which all the fundamental issues of the magisterial document emerged.

In particular, the interview clarified the situation of those who fail to realize objectively our conception of marriage and to transform their way of life accordingly. Throughout the conversation, what appears is that the pope exercises “his role as pastor, guide and teacher of the faith,” with this exhortation and the Church’s teaching takes “one step further” in its approach to marriage and the family.

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