Pope Francis dismisses "passing fads" on marriage

October 4, 2015 6:16 PM

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Pope Francis dismisses "passing fads" on marriage

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis opened a divisive meeting of the world's bishops on family issues Sunday by forcefully asserting that marriage is an indissoluble bond between man and woman. But he said the church doesn't judge and must "seek out and care for hurting couples with the balm of acceptance and mercy."

Amid ongoing controversy in U.S. over same-sex marriage, the pontiff outlines to U.S. bishops his belief on the institution of marriage.

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