The four cardinals who wrote the dubia to Pope Francis have sent him a second letter requesting an audience, again without receiving a response, according to the Italian journalist Sandro Magister.

The Pope received the letter, signed by Cardinal Carlo Caffarra on behalf of Cardinals Walter Brandmüller, Raymond Burke and Joachim Meisner on May 6.

After a prolonged period with no response, the text has now appeared in the press.

In the letter, the cardinals requested an audience with Pope Francis to discuss “uncertainties” regarding the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia.

They say that “interpretations of some objectively ambiguous passages of the post-synodal exhortation have publicly been given that are not divergent from but contrary to the permanent Magisterium of the Church.”

In January, the Maltese bishops issued guidance saying that there are cases where it may be “humanly impossible” for divorced and remarried couples to avoid having sex.

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