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Pope Francis extends special permission on abortion

10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago Monday, November 21 2016 Nov 21, 2016 November 21, 2016 7:07 AM November 21, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve the "grave sin" of women who have abortions, extending special permission he had granted them in 2015 for the just-ended Holy Year of Mercy.

Francis wrote in a document made public today by the Vatican "there is no sin that God's mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart," while staunchly reiterating that "abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life."

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