Aboard the papal plane, Apr 16, 2016 / 12:25 pm
Pope Francis has said that the family is in crisis, and that is a much bigger issue than Communion for the divorced-and-remarried. He suggested the news media had focused too much on the latter issue during the synod and in coverage of his recent document on the family.
The Pope spoke with journalists on his plane flight back from visiting refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos April 16.
A reporter from the French newspaper Le Figaro asked why his post-synod document Amoris laetitia treats access to the sacraments for the divorced-and-remarried in a footnote.
In response, Pope Francis noted a recent Pope's reflections on the Second Vatican Council. There was the council as it took place in St. Peter's Basilica, and there was the "council of the media" that covered the event, Pope Benedict XVI had said in February 2013.