Monday, 10 December, 2018

Pope Francis: Abortion Is 'Like Hiring a Hitman'

Pope Francis says abortion is like hiring a'contract killer Pope Francis this year opposed a bill that would have legalised abortion in Argentina
Steven Clarke | 13 October, 2018, 19:26

"Therapeutic abortion" is a euphemism often used to describe killing an unborn child diagnosed with abnormalities or disabilities that would reduce its "quality of life". Pope Francis asks an attentive crowd.

"Violence and the rejection of life are born from fear", the Pope added.

The leader of the Catholic Church made the comments Wednesday while celebrating Mass at St. Peter's Square, where he asked those gathered if it's ever OK to "take out a human life", Reuters reported.

Greeting the pilgrims from Krakow who are in Rome to mark the 40 anniversary of the election of John Paull II, Pope Francis expressed admiration for his predecessor's great abundance of gifts, which he largely inherited from the treasure of faith and holiness of Poland and its Church.

The pope spoke about abortion during an extended reflection on the fifth commandment: Thou shalt not kill.

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Mentioning saints from Krakow such as Stanislaus, Queen Hedwig, Albert and Faustina, Pope Francis said Pope John Paul learned from them about the boundless dedication to Christ and the great sensitivity for every man, which, he said, were manifested in his priestly, episcopal and papal ministry.

The idols of the world that lead people to refuse life are power, success and money, such as when decisions to end someone's life are based on the costs involved if that life were to continue. These are incorrect parameters to evaluate life.

"The only authentic measure of life" is love, he said; God loves every single human life. "We can not take out a human being, even if it is small", he said.

"A sick child is like every person in need on earth", like the elderly who need care, like the poor who can barely make a living, he said. "Vulnerable life shows us the way out, the way to save us from an existence folded on itself and discover the joy of love".

"It is worthwhile to accept every life because every man is worth the blood of Christ".

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