Vatican prelate criticizes Obama administration on abortion
July 23, 2009
In an interview with Vatican Radio, the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life criticized the Obama administration for proposing “a further increase in public funding for abortion”-- likely a reference to the administration’ budgetary proposal to use taxpayer money to fund abortions in the nation’s capital.
The remarks were made by Archbishop Salvatore (Rino) Fisichella, who faced criticism from the majority of the members of the Pontifical Academy for Life for his public rebuke of Archbishop José Cardoso Sobrinho of Olinda and Recife, Brazil.
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