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Old September 1st, 2015, 09:28 AM   #1
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Pope on abortion: Francis relaxes forgiveness rules

It's been this way with birth control forever so this is the logical next step.

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Pope Francis is making it easier for women and doctors to seek forgiveness for abortion, by allowing all priests to forgive it.

In Catholicism, abortion is viewed as such a grave sin that it can punished with excommunication.

In most countries, only a bishop can approve forgiveness for abortion. They would then delegate an expert priest to hear the confession.

The change is only for the coming Jubilee Year, beginning in December.

However, the rule relaxation will not affect Catholics in England, Wales and Scotland as all priests there can already forgive abortion without seeking permission from a bishop.
Pope on abortion: Francis relaxes forgiveness rules - BBC News
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Now if the church could only catch up and do away with priests forgiving anyone. It's unnecessary and counter to the words of Jesus. You need no mediator.
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Why aren't all the pro-lifers condemning the Pope?
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Now if the church could only catch up and do away with priests forgiving anyone. It's unnecessary and counter to the words of Jesus. You need no mediator.
Amen sister!!!
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