Francis has allowed the Catholic priests to forgive the sin of abortion

Pope Francis has expanded the right to forgive the sin for committing abortion to all priests of the Roman Catholic Church. He wrote about this in his Apostolic letter. Previously, this right was only to the bishops and chief clergy.

The Apostolic letters are documents issued by the Pope on the fact of termination or the commencement of any significant Church events. The document extended the right to forgive the sin of abortion to all priests were released after the completion of the extraordinary Jubilee of the Holy year of mercy in the Vatican.

«From now on I give all priests the right to forgive the sin of abortion. I would like to announce firmly that abortion is a grave sin, terminating an innocent life. But at the same time, however, I can and must say that there is no sin that can’t comprehend the mercy of God when the repentant heart seeking his forgiveness,» wrote the Pontiff.

According to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, those who commit the sin of abortion automatically excommunicated from the Church, until they receive absolution in confession from the Bishop or chief priest. However, in most dioceses, the bishops delegated the right to forgive the sin of abortion parish priests.

Previously the right to forgive the sin of abortion was extended to all Catholic priests by the Pope, which was timed to the beginning of the Jubilee of the Holy year of mercy in the Vatican and lasted from 8 December 2015 until 20 November 2016. By his decree dated November 21, 2016, the Pope extended this right indefinitely.




Francis has allowed the Catholic priests to forgive the sin of abortion 22.11.2016

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