Pope Francis At It Again, Gives Catholic Priests The Right To Forgive Women Who Have Had Abortions

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Pope Francis will grant all priests discretion to formally forgive women who have had abortions and seek absolution during the Roman Catholic Church's upcoming Holy Year.
His decision was revealed in a letter published by the Vatican today in what is the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and inclusive church. In the letter, Francis described the 'existential and moral ordeal' faced by women who have terminated pregnancies.
The pope also said he had 'met so many women who bear in their heart the scar of this agonizing and painful decision'.
The 78-year-old, who has repeatedly urged the Church to show greater compassion, said priests should use 'words of genuine welcome'.
But said they must also make sure those involved were aware of 'the gravity of the sin committed'.
The 78-year-old pontiff, who has repeatedly urged the Church to show greater compassion, said priests should use 'words of genuine welcome' for women who have had abortions
In church teaching, abortion is such a grave sin that those who procure or perform it incur an automatic excommunication.
It can usually only be formally forgiven by the chief confessor of a diocese – known by the Italian term 'penitenziere' – or a Christian missionary, Vatican spokesman Father Ciro Benedettini said.
Francis announced earlier this year a Jubilee year – traditionally a time for remission and forgiveness – which will run from December 8 to November 20.
It will be celebrated not only in the Vatican but in dioceses across the world.

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stmanuel6 at 05:20 PM, 1/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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catholic and their doctrine
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Wysetots at 05:24 PM, 1/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Forgiving of sin is one.....taking away sin is another.....Only Jesus can take sins away.
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ngfineface at 05:27 PM, 1/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Forgiveness is of the Lord. Not that of any Bishop, Imam, Pastor or even my Pope.
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benson4you at 05:31 PM, 1/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Where politixguru dey when another person win that leader of August? Ona for pity am comment for am.
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mary11 at 05:36 PM, 1/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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I reserve my comment

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judeabaga1 at 05:38 PM, 1/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Y him do dat kind tin
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dareper at 05:53 PM, 1/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Hmmm, see as all of una take forget ajanni for this forum. (Yeah he was caught for oil bunkering and has been sentence in ogun state for 7yrs) no matter what, he is still our beloved friend. Pls let's always put him in our prayers.
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maxzy277 at 06:30 PM, 1/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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To forgive is of the Lorrd.
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Bebold at 06:35 PM, 1/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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True?
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PoliticxGuru at 06:36 PM, 1/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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only God can tell who is his servant
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beneno at 06:37 PM, 1/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Oooooooh
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lummy4 at 06:39 PM, 1/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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oya na. d pope don talk o.
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flexy4real247 at 06:57 PM, 1/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Let God be Judge
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dareshola at 07:02 PM, 1/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Hey not a bad choice.
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dareshola at 07:03 PM, 1/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Christianity is turning to something else.
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dickieponga at 07:03 PM, 1/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Totally agree wit im especially for naija wey man no wan no woman after she dey pregnant...
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dareshola at 07:04 PM, 1/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Only God can help us in this end time race
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cmionsisy at 07:21 PM, 1/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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I comment my reserve
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PaskyWosky at 07:38 PM, 1/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: dareshola on 07:03 PM,  1/09/2015
Christianity is turning to something else.

not Christianity, its "Roman catholic" abi religion
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