Can we make this go viral? Tweet it, blog it, pin it, Facebook it. Let's not let the mainstream media define the pope. I'm unsettled by the interviews, but this statement is crystal clear!
From Deacon Nick Donnelly at Protect the Pope
In 2007 Cardinal Bergoglio presented pro-life guidelines on behalf of the Argentinian bishops that stated:
“We hope that legislators, heads of government, and health professionals, conscious of the dignity of human life and of the rootedness of the family in our peoples, will defend and protect it from the abominable crimes of abortion and euthanasia; that is their responsibility … We should commit ourselves to ‘eucharistic coherence’, that is, we should be conscious that people cannot receive Holy Communion and at the same time act or speak against the commandments, in particular when abortion, euthanasia, and other serious crimes against life and family are facilitated. This responsibility applies particularly to legislators, governors, and health professionals.”
Writing to the Argentinian bishops in March 2013 Pope Francis re-iterated the importance of these pro-life guidelines saying, ‘These are the guidelines we need for this time in history.”