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Pope Francis wants to hear from you – whether you are Catholic, former Catholic, a Christian or non-Christian.
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Dear Pope Francis:
In this year of mercy, we ask mercy of the Church for the suffering within its own ranks. On the grassroots level, we meet priests who live in grief and sometimes in poverty. We welcome your acknowledging in Amoris Laetitia that “we could draw from the experience of the broad oriental tradition of a married clergy.”
Abbot Michael of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (OFE) brought the following to the attention of CCRI
If you wish, we can send you a list of all the reform-minded Catholic organizations from North and South America, from Europe, Africa and Asia and countless Catholic individuals who support this petition.
Dear René Reid,
Thank you for your kind mail. Personally I do not strive for an official rehabilitation, but I appreciate your sympathy and loyalty and welcome your initiative. The Pope’s fraternal response to my »Appeal« may encourage you.
With all good wishes,
7 May 2016
Dear Fr. Küng,
We will be watching eagerly for your dialogue with Pope Francis. He seems to be genuinely open to discussions such as this. If it is not well publicized, please keep us in the loop of knowing when and how it will take place and we will notify all of our supporters.
Grateful for all that you have done over your lifetime,
10 May 2016
Thank you for your message.
In NCR (March 25 – April 7) my article was fully published.
The Pope's answer will certainly follow in one of the next issues.