ROME — Pope Francis announced Tuesday that all Roman Catholic priests would be empowered to offer absolution for the “sin of abortion” during the church’s Holy Year of Mercy, which begins in December.
“I have met so many women who bear in their heart the scar of this agonizing and painful decision,” Francis said in a statement issued by the Vatican. “What has happened is profoundly unjust; yet only understanding the truth of it can enable one not to lose hope.”
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Does this mean Pope Francis has claimed he controls this path, not Christ? That God’s not the judge but he, who speaks from the cathedral has the keys to heaven and hell and has decreed that abortion is OK?