Pope blasts abortion after decrying focus on rules

September 20, 2013 • World News

Pope Francis meets Hungary’s President Janos Ader, during a private audience at the Vatican, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Claudio Peri, Pool)

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis offered an olive branch of sorts to the doctrine-minded, conservative wing of the Catholic Church on Friday as he denounced abortions as a symptom of today’s “throw-away culture” and encouraged Catholic doctors to refuse to perform them.

Francis issued a strong anti-abortion message and cLogin to read more

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