Pope praises 'heroism' of parents who decided not to abort in greeting gravely ill children

May 29, 2015 5:49 PM

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VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has praised the "heroism" of parents of gravely ill children who chose not to abort.

Francis met for nearly an hour with a group of severely ill children and their parents Friday in the Vatican hotel chapel. The families are participating in a pilgrimage to the shrines at Lourdes and Loreto.

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