Pope Francis Hails Pro-Abortion Irish President As a ‘Wise Man of Today’, by Tim Jackson

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Pope Francis and President Michael D Higgins meeting in the Vatican, May 2017. Photograph: PA Wire

The Irish president has signed two abortion bills into effect in Ireland, as well as laws allowing same-sex ‘marriage’ and easier access to divorce.

VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis said Friday he thanks God “that Ireland has such a wise man as its Head (of State)”, despite Irish President Michael D. Higgins’ support for a range of anti-life and anti-family laws that run contrary to the Catholic faith.

The Roman Pontiff was meeting with Higgins in the Vatican this morning when, during their formal photocall, he told those gathered that “today, I did not just meet a man, a president; I met a wise man of today.”

“I thank God that Ireland has such a wise man as its Head (of State),” he added.

Today’s comments by Pope Francis echo previous tributes he has paid to other pro-abortion politicians, including Italian politician and abortionist Emma Bonino, who was Italy’s leading proponent of abortion for decades. …