TPM Livewire

Providence Bishop Denounces Mandela's 'Shameful Promotion Of Abortion'

Bishop-kennedy
AP Photo / JOSH REYNOLDS

Earlier this year, Tobin wrote that he was "a little bit disappointed" that Pope Francis had not addressed abortion since being elected, according to the Associated Press. In a lengthy interview published in Jesuit journals the week following Tobin's comment, Francis criticized the church's focus on abortion, gay marriage, and contraception.

In his statement about Mandela, Tobin wrote that while "we pray for the peaceful repose of President Mandela’s immortal soul and the forgiveness of his sins, we can only regret that his noble defense of human dignity did not include the youngest members of our human family, unborn children.”