Maronite Chorbishop John Faris, assistant professor of canon law, was quoted in a Catholic News Service article about the 76th annual Canon Law Society of America convention. See below.

Churches urged to develop better pastoral approach to divorce, marriage

From: Catholic News Service (via National Catholic Reporter) Date: Oct. 28, 2014 Author: Jennifer Brinker

Eastern and Western Catholic and Orthodox churches would do well to challenge one another about how they handle divorce and remarriage, said a presenter at a canon law conference.

A pastoral approach that doesn't renounce the indissolubility of the sacrament, yet doesn't automatically exclude the faithful from full communion with the church is needed, according to Maronite Chorbishop John Faris, an assistant professor of canon law at The Catholic University of America.

He spoke to about 350 people Oct. 16 at the 76th annual Canon Law Society of America convention in St. Louis.

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