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President of Pontifical Academy for Life salutes deceased Italian politician who led fight for legal abortion

February 27, 2017

The head of the Pontifical Academy for Life eulogized an Italian politician who led the fight for legal divorce and abortion in that country.

Archbishop Vincenzio Paglia, who was appointed last year by Pope Francis as president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, saluted the late Marco Pannella, the former leader of Italy’s Radical Party, as “a man of great spirituality,” whose death “is a great loss for this country.” The archbishop said that Pannella was “an inspirer of a nicer life for the world,” and recalled that the Radical leader “reproached us Catholics for setting aside the Gospel.”


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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Feb. 27, 2017 7:00 PM ET USA

    Cardinal Zen's words about Pope Francis' friends come back to haunt us. Pannella was a piece of work. See the Wikipedia article.