I note that Mark de Vries has a better translation than the one someone has provided so far: HERE
(In Dutch, the word for ‘thus’, and an informal word for ‘sister’
consisting of its first syllable, are homonyms…)
Here’s some news…
BREAKING Cardinal Eijk: Pope Francis needs to provide clarity concerning Amoris Laetita and communion for the divorced-and-remarried. https://t.co/0Oc3b9ap55
— Kath.ActieNederland (@KathActNed) January 26, 2018
The statement came in the course of an interview. HERE
The core… not my translation:
The question of the so-called remarried divorces is currently splitting the Catholic hierarchy. Bishops are fiercely discussing. Open letters are written and orthodox Catholics even think that the Pope makes heresies possible because he does not take a stand. It is hard against hard. Eijk does have a suspicion of how this comes about: “There is a document written by the Pope,” Amoris Laetitia “, on the basis of both family synods. This has caused doubt to be sown. Can remarried divorced now to communion or not? What you see a little is that one bishop conference arranges the sister and the other so. But yes, what is true in place A can not suddenly be false instead of B. At a given moment you would like clarity. ”
You want that too?
“Yes, I would really appreciate that. People are confused and that is not good. ”
What exactly do you require from Pope Francis?
“I would say: just create clarity. Regarding this point. Take away that doubt. In the form of a document, for example. ”
The cardinal is clear about what should be in there. “Of course here we have the words of Christ himself: that the marriage is one and unbreakable. We hold on to that in the archdiocese. If a marriage has been declared void by an ecclesiastical court, it has been officially confirmed that you have never been married. Only then will you be free to marry and receive confession and communion. “