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By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews, October 21, 2019

Commenting on reports that money used to fund some of the groups participating in the Vatican’s Amazonian synod came from the pro-abortion Ford Foundation — whose Board members include former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards — Bishop Joseph Strickland, head of the Diocese of Strickland, Texas, said, “Uncertain about where the truth is? Follow the money!!! … Money associated with PP [Planned Parenthood] is blood money.”

It’s “Diabolical!” he added in his Oct. 19 tweet.

Since 2010, the Ford Foundation has given $20,203,250 to 5 different Planned Parenthood affiliates, according to the FordFoundation website. In addition the Foundation gave $179,696,237 to 229 “reproductive” grantees worldwide between 2010 and 2019.

Bishop Joseph Strickland, head of the Catholic
Diocese of Tyler, Texas.

According to the National Catholic Register, the “Pro-Abortion Ford Foundation” is a “Major Funder of Key Synod Organizations: The Register has learned that organizations belonging to REPAM, which has held the primary role in organizing the synod’s proceedings, have received millions of dollars in grants from the U.S. foundation.”

“A missionary council for indigenous peoples run by the Brazilian bishops’ conference has received almost $2 million from the pro-abortion Ford Foundation since 2006, a Brazilian journalist has revealed,” reported The Register. Also, “two other organizations participating in the synod have also received funding from the foundation, which has actively lobbied for abortion rights and gender ideology.” ….