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First Look Pope Francis encourages compassion for women who have sought abortion

Priests will have the discretion to formally forgive women who have had abortions during the upcoming Catholic Church's Holy Year, Pope Francis announced Tuesday.

L'Osservatore Romano/AP

Pope Francis has called on priests to forgive women who have had abortions during the upcoming Roman Catholic Church's Holy Year, in a landmark decision towards an inclusive and more open church. 

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