lunedì 21 novembre 2016

Pope gives priests permanent permission to forgive grave sin of abortion
The Tablet
(Christopher Lamb ) Pope Francis sought to extend the momentum of his Jubilee Year of Mercy with a new apostolic letter where he pleaded for the Church to show compassion to women who have had abortions and marriages that are failing. The letter, published today, now offers all priests the power to absolve the sin of abortion, an option previously only in place during the jubilee. Current church rules decree that because a woman procuring a termination, and those who assist her, are automatically excommunicated normally only a bishop or certain priests can absolve their sins. (...)