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Fr. Pavone grateful for Pope Francis’ statement on abortion forgiveness

Priests for Life

November 21, 2016

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, and also Pastoral Director of the worldwide ministries of Rachel's Vineyard and Silent No More, issued the following statement this morning:

“The announcement of Pope Francis that he is extending indefinitely the faculties of priests worldwide to absolve those who repent of the sin of abortion is something we at Priests for Life both expected and gratefully welcome.

“We are privileged to facilitate the world's largest ministry of healing after abortion, Rachel's Vineyard, a ministry about which Pope Francis has personally expressed to me his enthusiastic support and gratitude. Likewise, the Silent No More Awareness Campaign (a joint project of Priests for Life and Anglicans for Life) is one of our projects which, through the power of testimony, invites people to take hold of God's mercy after abortion.

“We who oppose abortion do not oppose those who have abortions. Rather, we embrace them with mercy and forgiveness. We have ministered to people who have had as many as 25 abortions, and we see that it impacts the entire family: parents, grandparents, siblings, and beyond.

“We will continue to provide training for clergy and laity alike regarding the wounds abortion brings and how to lead people to healing.

“Those who are looking for opportunities for healing and reconciliation after abortion can go to our special website”


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Robert says:
11/21/2016 10:56:47 PM
Be careful of what you're "thankful" for. I doubt the Pope's actions are sincere. It is a ruse to get people to come to church and bring their wallets with them. Making MURDER the equivalent (sin) of telling a lie (which is what the Pope has done) is pathetic. We already know his feelings on this issue by what he has said about us conservatives Catholics. I had high hopes for him; now, I wouldn't trust him as far as I can spit.


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