Pope says abortion is murder, urges ‘pastoral’ approach | The Guardian Nigeria News

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Pope Francis speaks with journalists on board an Alitalia aircraft enroute from Bratislava’s Milan Rastislav Stefanik International airport in Bratislava, Slovakia, back to Rome on September 15, 2021. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / POOL / AFP)

Pope Francis said on Wednesday that abortion was “murder” but, asked about US bishops threatening to deny holy communion to President Joe Biden, said the Church should generally avoid taking a political stance.

He was responding to a question about some US bishops who proposed denying the sacred ritual to politicians who supported abortion rights — a group that includes Biden.

“Abortion… is more than a problem, it is murder. Whoever has an abortion kills,” the pontiff told reporters on board his plane, as he returned from a visit to Slovakia.

“Scientifically it is a human life. Is it right to end it to solve a problem? That is why the Church is so hard on this issue because if it accepts this, it is as if it accepts daily…



Source: Guardian Newspaper