Pope Francis “Allows” Priests To Forgive Women Who Have Had Abortion

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“Who is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?” Luke 5:21

Pope Francis has opened the door for women who have received abortions – an act considered a grave sin by the Catholic church – to be absolved if they express contrition and seek forgiveness from their priest.

“The forgiveness of God cannot be denied to one who has repented,” the pontiff wrote in an extraordinary letter that was released by the Vatican on Tuesday.

“I am well aware of the pressure that has led them to this decision. I know that it is an existential and moral ordeal,” he added.

The unprecedented order by Francis, which temporarily allows all priests to grant forgiveness to women who have elected to have an abortion and profoundly regret the procedure, is part of the church’s jubilee year of mercy, which begins on 8 December and runs until 20 November 2016.

Pope Francis has opened the door for women who have received abortions – an act considered a grave sin by the Catholic church – to be absolved if they express contrition and seek forgiveness from their priest.

I have decided, notwithstanding anything to the contrary, to concede to all priests for the Jubilee Year the discretion to absolve of the sin of abortion those who have procured it and who, with contrite heart, seek forgiveness for it,” he said.

The unprecedented order by Francis, which temporarily allows all priests to grant forgiveness to women who have elected to have an abortion and profoundly regret the procedure, is part of the church’s jubilee year of mercy, which begins on 8 December and runs until 20 November 2016.

Abortion is considered a particularly serious sin and is punishable under Canon law by excommunication, by which those guilty are expelled from the Church and considered to be condemned to Hell in the afterlife.

Under Catholic tradition, pilgrims seeking forgiveness pass through holy doors present in four basilicas in Rome, which were usually kept walled shut, then opened for Jubilee years.

Francis extended the practice to the doors of all Cathedrals across the world.

What more do we need in this world?

“for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

The Pope has squarely put himself between Christ and the people Christ died to save. He now decides which sins can be forgiven and which sins cannot. In other words, he has taken the place of Christ on earth.

Are you a catholic reading this? Please A GREAT FINAL MESSAGE TO CATHOLICS. 

Being an individual who is catholic is not bad, what is bad is believing in such doctrines that tie you away from the mercies and the grace of God.

You must ask yourself, am I trusting the Word of God, or the word of man?

in the beginning was the word, and the word was with god, and the word was god.
john 1:1

Do I believe the Word of God, or do I believe in traditions?

thus have ye made the commandment of god of none effect by your tradition.
matthew 15:6

Do I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, or do I believe in “the Pope?”

jesus saith unto him, i am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the father, but by me.
john 14:6


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