Saturday 24 February 2018

Guess what? In spite of all the hype, the Pope's a traditional Catholic after all

Pope Francis waves to crowds in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican. Photo: Stefano Rellandini
Pope Francis waves to crowds in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican. Photo: Stefano Rellandini

Collete Browne

IN an extraordinary turn of events, newspapers yesterday revealed that the Pope is Catholic -- apparently, he's opposed to abortion. In his annual State of the World address, Pope Francis railed against our consumerist "throwaway culture" in which people, as well as food, are casually discarded.

"Unfortunately, what is thrown away is not only food or disposable objects, but often human beings themselves, who are discarded as if they were unnecessary.

"It is horrifying just to think that there are children, victims of abortion, who will never see the light of day," he said.

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