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Meet the 82-Year-Old Progressive German Cardinal Who Has an Outsized Influence on Pope Francis

posted on October 29, 2015

At The Washington Post, Michelle Boorstein and Anthony Faiola report on German Cardinal Walter Kasper’s influence on Pope Francis as the pontiff is expected to make church reforms in regards to nontraditional families. Kasper, a liberal and longtime Vatican bureaucrat, has written extensively on including divorced families in the church, and supported Francis in his reform efforts. “I am satisfied, a door was opened on the possibility to give the Communion to the divorced remarried,” Kasper said. “There’s some opening, yes, but consequences haven’t yet been talked about. Now it’s all in the hands of the pope, who will decide what to do.”

Read at The Washington Post