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Francis remains silent on new pro-abortion law in Argentina

Francis remains silent on new pro-abortion law in Argentina

Pope Francis used his first address after New Year's Day to take a swipe at holiday-makers who fled the draconian Wuhan virus lockdowns to enjoy a vacation abroad. Speaking in public for the second time since Argentina passed a bill permitting the slaughter of unborn babies, the pontiff maintained a stoic silence on the new law in his homeland.

Abortion killed 42.7 million unborn babies in the womb in 2020 (it was the number one cause of global deaths), dwarfing the 1.8 million fatalities attributed to COVID-19.

Francis ended his Sunday Angelus by referencing something he read "in the newspapers that saddened [him] greatly."

"In one country, I forget which, more than 40 aircraft left, to enable people to flee from the lockdown and to enjoy the holidays," the pontiff fumed.

"But those people, good people, did they not think about those who stayed at home, about the economic problems faced by many people who have been floored by the lockdown, about the sick?" Francis asked.

"They thought only about taking a holiday for their own pleasure. This pained me greatly," the pope lamented, condemning "the temptation to take care only of our own interests" and "live hedonistically ... seeking only to satisfy our own pleasure."

Respondents on social media blasted the pontiff, pointing out that the people who went on vacation were not necessarily hedonists but may have been tired and overworked middle- and lower-income families.

Pope Francis was also reminded that his enthusiasm for lockdowns was impacting the tourism industry — which employs daily-wage earners, low-skilled cleaners, waiters, taxi-drivers and small businesses with little or no alternative source of livelihood.

I hope Francis won't get mad at me because I'm a Catholic who thinks abortion is not a sin.Tweet

One person tweeted:

So how about the people in those countries where there aren't any tourists anymore? And no income? How does the pope think these people are supposed to make a living at the moment? Just to be clear, I haven't been on holiday; but there are whole countries who live off tourism.

Lockdown supporters cheered the pontiff's scolding of the lockdown truants.

"It really is just unbelievable how people's first responses to this are about the economy and not about human life. Try some compassion and empathy before referencing the suffering economy," another social media user tweeted, in response to concerns about people facing the devastation of the tourism industry.

The pope's potshots at lockdown protestors concerned about the State's totalitarian assault on human rights and fundamental liberties come in the wake of the Court of Rome's Dec. 16 ruling blowing a hole in Italy's "illegitimate" and "unconstitutional" lockdown restrictions.

Italy's constitution does not permit the government to declare a state of emergency due to public health risks; it gives the state specific regulatory powers only in the case of a declaration of war, held Judge Alessio Liberati in a specific case of rent reduction, Church Militant reported.

Francis is facing a mounting tide of evidence-based opposition to his lockdown fanaticism, as experts dispute the effectiveness of putting entire nations under house arrest.

Continue reading: churchmilitant.com/…-year-bashing-lockdown-truants