Bp. Schneider obtains an answer from Francis
When Francis signed that troubling document with the Imam in the UAE, a lot of people were confused and upset by an affirmation that seemed to say that God willed a diversity of religions. Sensing that there was going to be a kerfuffle – giving the statement the benefit of the doubt – I explained that statement with the only way that it could be understood in a Catholic sense without it being heretical.
All sort of people came down on me for suggesting that we had to apply the distinction of God’s active will and God’s permissive will. Since