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Pope Francis: Abortion Can Be Forgiven If Women Are 'Contrite'

The Vatican announced Tuesday Pope Francis will allow Roman Catholic priests to absolve women who have had abortions if they seek forgiveness during the upcoming Holy Year. The pontiff said he will allow priests "discretion to absolve of the sin of abortion those who have procured it and who, with contrite heart, seek forgiveness for it" during the special year, beginning December 8. He added: "I am well aware of the pressure that has led [women] to this decision. I know that it is an existential and moral ordeal."

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