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The Busy Catholic Blog — Staff Picks Oct 2, 2017

Letter accuses Pope Francis of propagating heresies

By Agnieszka Krawczynski

Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience at the Vatican Sept. 20. (Paul Haring / CNS)

Is Pope Francis spreading heresy? A group of over 60 priests and scholars say so.

The letter to the Pope, dated July 16, says it concerns “the propagation of heresies effected by the apostolic exhortation ‘Amoris Laetitia’ and by other words, deeds and omissions of Your Holiness.”

Yikes! The letter was signed by, among others, Bishop Bernard Fellay. He's the superior general of the breakaway Society of St. Pius X group, whose bishops were excommunicated in 1988. (The excommunications were later lifted in 2009). Find out more here.

The July letter is different from the "dubia" (Latin for "doubts") four cardinals wrote to Pope Francis about Amoris Laetitia last year.