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Thursday, October 19, 2017

VATICAN CITY — Defining his mission to create a more merciful church, Pope Francis published Friday a much-anticipated exhortation on love and marriage, easing the way for remarried, divorced Catholics to rejoin the faith but reiterating limits on gay unions and the ban on contraception and abortion. The 260-page document, the product of several years of…

Photo: A general view is seen of Pope Francis leading the Easter mass in St. Peter’s square at the Vatican March 27, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi