Pope reaches out to divorcees

April 9, 2016 12:11 PM

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Pope reaches out to divorcees

VATICAN CITY : Pope Francis on Friday opted for no change in the Catholic approach to homosexuality but signalled a more open stance on cohabiting and divorced believers under new Church guidelines on family life.

In his 260-page "apostolic exhortation", a long-awaited document which is likely to disappoint advocates of more radical change, Francis strongly reiterates the Church's opposition to the legal recognition of gay relationships.

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