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Pope Blasts Abortion After Decrying Focus On Rules

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September 20, 2013 AT 5:11 AM
Pope Francis has encouraged Catholic doctors to refuse to perform abortions, issuing a strong pro-life message after blasting at the church's obsession with "small-minded rules" that are driving the faithful away. His words come just one day after urging the church to show more mercy and preach less about rules in a radical shift in emphasis for a pope.