It sees the pope is becoming somewhat more pastoral towards traditionalists as he is toward homosexuals.
This is good news:
Pope Francis insisted during the audience that the key word in his motu proprio is the responsibility of bishops. The Archbishop of Lyon, who wanted to clarify this point, told the Pope that he felt it was important to take into account the specificities of their diocese, in other words, the more or less good relations they have with the "trad" communities, when making decisions. "We know very well that among those who are attached to the Extraordinary Form, there is a risk of separation for some," said Abp. Olivier de Germay. "But this is not the case for all." I said to him, "In Amoris Laetitia, you invite us to take into account the diversity of situations. Here, we should do the same thing." While he expected the pope to confirm this view, the latter, "said he agreed," concludes Abp. de Germay. "He sent us back to our role as bishops, telling us it was up to us to take responsibility."
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