Stephen III…

…judges Francis’ idea on divorcees as Godparents

  • Marrying again when you are already married is to act as the heathen do

It is wicked of you even to entertain the thought of marrying again when you are already married. You ought not to act thus, who profess to follow the law of God, and punish others to prevent men acting in this unlawful manner. Such things do the heathen. (Pope Stephen III. Letter Dum omnium electorum to Carloman and Charlemagne, Kings of the Franks, 771 ADEnglish: The Lives of the Popes in the Early Middle Ages, p. 380)

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