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Abortion Apologist Named Member of Pontifical Academy for Life

Pope Francis appointed Nigel Biggar, an apologist for legal abortion, as a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, writes the Catholic Herald. A list of 45 new members of the Academy was published today.

Biggar is Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at the University of Oxford. He said in a discussion with the philosopher Peter Singer in 2011, “I would be inclined to draw the line for abortion at 18 weeks after conception."

In his book "In Defence of War" (2014) Biggar claims, that the U.S. assault on Iraq was a "just war".

The Academy’s statutes were changed in November 2016. Its head, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia said at the time: “The new statutes require a stronger commitment on the part of members to the Church’s pro-life teaching than do the old." The old statutes required from the members to promise defending human life in accordance with the Church’s magisterium.

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«It is also not clear how much two other new members, Mohamed Haddad, a Muslim professor of Arab civilization and comparative religion at the University of Carthage in Tunisia, and Avraham Steinberg, a Jewish director of the Medical Ethics Unit of the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, share the Church’s perspectives on life issues.
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Rafał_Ovile
The Enigma of 2 Popes continues. There can not be two popes. Otherwise one "pope" will not have the assistance of the Holy Spirit. Error of the Dual Head of the Church is hereticalthis.
Another proof of Bergoglio's Apostasy is when we see an Anglican heretic pro abortion as member of pontifical academy for life.
mccallansteve
The true colors of Francis are becoming clearer. If he takes off his shoes I bet you see cloven feet.
Tesa
When LifeSiteNews asked Biggar if his appointment to the Academy indicated that the Church under Francis is shifting gears on abortion, he said that as someone who is not Roman Catholic, he did not think it appropriate to comment on the Church's position.
"I am very sorry to disappoint you, but the issue of abortion is one on which I have views, but it is not one that I have thought about for a … 더보기
Seidenspinner
Nigel Biggar is also an anglican (non-) "priest"