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Pope Declares Abortion Forgiveness Universal.

Ugandans have welcomed Pope Francis’ announcement of priests forgiving women who have aborted.

The pope, early this week announced that during The Year of Mercy that begins on December 8 till November 20, 2016, all priests would be empowered to “absolve the sin of abortion” for those who seek forgiveness with “a contrite heart

Priests including Fr James Ssebayiga of Holy Trinity Church, Kamwokya Catholic Parish and Fr Denis Ssebuggwawo, the parish priest of St Matia Mulumba Catholic Parish among others say this is not unusual and it reflects God’s mercy.

In the Catholic religion, abortion is viewed as a grave sin. However, Pope Francis known for his liberalism has been controversial various issues, including homosexuality and contraception.

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