Pope doesn't approve of abortion
January 15 , 2014
Pope Francis referred to abortion as being a sign of a "throwaway culture," which doesn't value human life.
"Unfortunately, what is thrown away is not only food and dispensable objects, but often human beings themselves, who are discarded as unnecessary," he said during his address at the Vatican. "It is horrific to even think that there are children, victims of abortion, who will never see the light of day."
BBC notes that conservative Catholics will be pleased by his remarks and by the fact that he emphasized on mercy. The pontiff also expressed his concern regarding international migrants, who lose their lives while trying to find better places for themselves.
"Sadly, there is a general indifference in the face of these tragedies, which is a dramatic sign of the loss of that sense of responsibility for our brothers and sisters on which every civil society is based."