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Pope Francis Approves Catholic Priests the Authority to Absolve Women of Past Abortions

The Free Beacon [1] reported:

Pope Francis will allow all priests in the Roman Catholic Church to absolve women who have had abortions during the “Jubilee of Mercy” year beginning this December.

The pope in a letter [2] released by the Vatican Tuesday explained that he will give all Catholic priests temporary authority to “absolve of the sin of abortion those who have procured it and who, with contrite heart, seek forgiveness for it.”