Pope tells priests to pardon women who have abortions

September 1, 2015 12:12 PM

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Announ­cement comes during the Jubile­e year, a time for remiss­ion and forgiv­eness

Pope Francis on Tuesday called on priests to pardon women who have abortions, and the doctors who perform them, during the upcoming Jubilee year — overruling hardline traditionalists within the Catholic Church.

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