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Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year

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Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year
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Pope Francis is to allow all priests discretion to forgive abortion during the Roman Catholic church’s upcoming Holy Year. It is the Argentine’s pontiff’s latest move towards a more open and inclusive church.

In Church teaching, abortion is such a grave sin that those who procure or perform it incur an automatic excommunication, which can only be lifted by designated church officials.