Pope Francis has broken his silence after abortion rights was overturned in the United States.
According to him, he is in support of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade.
He compared abortion to “hiring a hitman to solve a problem” and reiterated the position of the Catholic Church that life begins at conception.
Speaking from his residence at the Vatican, he said: “I ask, is it legitimate? Is it right to eliminate a human life to resolve a problem?”
The 85-year-old Pontiff was then asked whether someone, like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is pro-choice, should be allowed to receive communion.
Recall that Nancy Pelosi was denied communion by the archbishop in San Francisco.
Responding to the question, Pope Francis said: “When the Church loses its pastoral nature, when a bishop loses his pastoral nature, it causes a political problem. That’s all I can say.”