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Archbishop Joseph Naumann at the National Prayer Vigil for Life Mass in Washington D.C. , Jan. 17, 2019.

The Pope allegedly expressed surprise over the 60 million abortions that have occurred in the United States since the 1973 Roe v Wade decision. 

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews, Jan 17, 2020

Doug MainwaringVATICAN CITY, January 17, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis reportedly told a gathering of U.S. bishops in Rome that protection of the unborn is a “preeminent priority,” while also expressing surprise that over 60 million abortions have occurred in the United States since the 1973 Roe v Wade decision legalized abortion.

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, who is also chairman of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) Committee for Pro-Life Activities, was one of fifteen bishops from the U.S. midwest at the Vatican for their “ad limina” visit on Wednesday.

Naumann told Catholic News Service (CNS) that the Pope agreed with the U.S. bishops “identifying the protection of the unborn as a preeminent priority.”

Naumann reported that Pope Francis was then “truly kind of stunned” when Naumann told him that an estimated 61 million abortions have taken place in the United States. ….

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