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Pope Francis Speaks Out Against Abortions: It's "Killing a Human Being"

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Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade this summer, the issue of abortion has been a hot topic.

When Americans entered the voting booths earlier this month, the issue of abortion and women’s rights were on the minds of many.

Pope Francis met with top staff of America Magazine to discuss his stance on the controversial topic, according to the Arlington Catholic Herald.

“Asked about abortion and the way the emphasis on church teaching against abortion seemed to be politicizing and polarizing Catholics in the United States, Pope Francis insisted the fetus is a human being and repeated his view that abortion is killing a human being to resolve a problem.”

The pope then said the problem for the church “arises when this reality of killing a human being is transformed into a political question, or when a pastor of the church uses political categories.”

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“When I see a problem like this one, which is a crime, become strongly, intensely political, there is a failure of pastoral care in approaching this problem,” Pope Francis said. “We cannot deal with (abortion) as if it is only a civil matter.”

The pope did not explain how he believed those in the church could explain church teaching in a way that was not political, but still pastoral, nor did he give an opinion on whether the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ main concern should be the fight against abortion.

“This is a problem the bishops’ conference has to resolve within itself. What interests me is the relationship of the bishop with the people, which is sacramental,” he said.

“The sacramental part of the pastoral ministry is in the relationship between the pastor and the people of God, between the bishop and his people. And this cannot be delegated to the bishops’ conference.”

“Jesus did not create bishops’ conferences,” he added. “Jesus created bishops, and each bishop is pastor of his people.”

Pope Francis’ statement sheds light on one of the issues facing pastors and their churches today.

With more pastors freely sharing their political viewpoints, it is important to remember that the only thing that matters is what is written in the Scriptures, which states that all life is valued by God.

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Ranging from the children in the womb to the elderly, God says that all life is precious and that murder is a sin.

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Gloriel Howard is a dedicated wife, mother, and follower of the Lord. She enjoys traveling with her family, rescuing animals, helping others, and using her God-given talents to spread the Word to whoever she can.
Gloriel Howard is a dedicated wife, mother, and follower of the Lord. She enjoys traveling with her family, rescuing animals, helping others, and using her God-given talents to spread the Word to whoever she can.




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