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‘Fiducia Supplicans’ Signals Further Divisions Within Catholic Church

Tiziana Fabi
Cardinal Victor Fernández, shown at the September 2023 consistory where he was made a cardinal, is the author of ‘Fiducia Supplicans,’ a controversial document that outlines the process of blessing individuals in ‘irregular relationships.’

Without enforcement to correct high-profile abuses of the Vatican guidance, observers say the threat of schism over same-sex blessings looms.