More than 60 Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy.
The group sent a letter of filial correction to the pope and outlined seven heresies they believe he has spread.
None of the authors of the letter is a cardinal — the highest-ranking member of the group is a bishop whose society isn’t a legal church entity.
According to AOL News, those heresies all relate to Francis’ statements on divorce. In 2016, the pope issued a document which made it possible for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to participate in Holy Communion.
Specifically, the letter charges Francis with promoting seven “heresies,” most notably through his openness to allowing some divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion.
It accuses the Pope of imposing “strange doctrines on the faithful,” and asks him to publicly correct his teachings.
The letter does not accuse the Pope himself of being a heretic, but of supporting “heretical positions” on “marriage, the moral life and the Eucharist.”
Francis has not responded to the letter publicly and the Vatican declined to comment.