Pope Extends Power To Forgive Abortion To All Roman Catholic Priests

By Ikenga Chronicles November 21, 2016

Pope Extends Power To Forgive Abortion To All Roman Catholic Priests

Pope Francis on Monday, November 21 expressly allowed all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion.

Before now, power to forgive abortion was previously reserved for bishops or special confessors.

Pope Francis, who has made a more inclusive and forgiving church a characteristics of his papacy, made the announcement in a document known as an “apostolic letter” after Sunday’s close of the Catholic Church’s “Holy Year of Mercy”.

He said he wanted to “restate as firmly as I can that abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life.”

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