Providence's Bishop Tobin criticizes Mandela support for abortion
Catholic World News - December 09, 2013
Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, has issued a statement criticized the late Nelson Mandela’s support for legal abortion.
While there is “much to admire in Mandela’s long life and public service,” most notably his support for human rights, the South African leader’s career was also notable for “his shameful promotion of abortion,” the bishop said. He continued: “While we pray for the peaceful repose of President Mandela’s immortal soul and the forgiveness of his sins, we can only regret that his noble defense of human dignity did not include the youngest members of our human family, unborn children.”
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Posted by: Kansas Girl -
Dec. 13, 2013 12:56 AM ET USA
Thanks to the courageous Bishop.
Posted by: filioque -
Dec. 09, 2013 6:11 PM ET USA
Thank you, Bishop Tobin!
Posted by: Dennis Olden -
Dec. 09, 2013 5:04 PM ET USA
Good for the Bishop!
Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 -
Dec. 09, 2013 4:24 PM ET USA
Not to mention his support for homosexual "marriage." How can you be a credible defender of human rights if you are pro-abortion and pro-homosexual marriage?