Pope excommunicates reformist couple - newspaper reports

Austrian woman and husband say they are 'outraged'

(ANSA) - Vatican City, May 22 - Pope Francis has excommunicated a dissident Austrian couple who have been calling for reforms to the Catholic Church, according to a report Thursday in an Austrian newspaper.
    Martha Heizer, 67, and her husband Gert, said they were "outraged" by the move, according to the Tiroler Tageszeitung, and cited by the Catholic website kath.net.
    The couple founded a dissident movement called We Are the Church and simulated Mass in their home, which the Church lists as one of its "delicta graviora" or grave offenses, warranting excommunication.


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