Catholic priests get permanent right to pardon abortion

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Pope Francis has made it a permanent policy that Catholic priests can absolve women who have had abortions.

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Pope Francis had earlier granted a special permission to forgive the ‘grave sin’ during the Holy Year of Mercy, which began on December 8 last year and ended on Sunday.

In a document published by the Vatican on Monday, the pope wrote, ‘I henceforth grant to all priests, in virtue of their ministry, the faculty to absolve those who have committed the sin of procured abortion.

‘The provision I had made in this regard, limited to the duration of the Extraordinary Holy Year, is hereby extended, notwithstanding anything to the contrary.’

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