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Ministries to divorced, remarried strive to echo pope's call for mercy

Divorce is never easy. From the realization that love has failed to feelings of shame and a tendency to assess blame, divorce poses an untidy conundrum for families even when a couple settles on an amicable legal separation. In the eyes of the church, a divorced couple remains married until a decree of nullity is issued, if a couple chooses to go that route.