This was really out there with Shirley McLaine, wasn't it?
This morning Pope Francis gave a homily at Casa Santa Marta where he appeared to claim that Jesus approved of the Mosaic Law on divorce on the grounds of mercy. Or, as Francis put it, Jesus enunciated the "official" truth while then going above it or beyond it in order to engage in accompaniment, integration and discernment.
This is of course the very opposite of what is described in Matthew 19 and Mark 10. It is the Pharisees who attempt to use the Mosaic Law to justify divorce. And it is Jesus who rebukes them for it.
The crowd is trying to trick Christ into saying his own teaching on marriage is in error because Moses permitted divorce and He points them to their own hardness of heart and sin.
By no stretch of the imagination is the encounter Christ's merciful stamp of approval on the adultery committed in the polygamy of a second marriage.
A rather shocking misinterpretation of theology by a Roman Pontiff. God help him.