Pope calls Italy’s foremost abortion promoter one of nation’s ‘forgotten greats’

In a February 8 interview with one of Italy’s most prominent dailies, Corriere Della Serra, Pope Francis praised Italy’s leading proponent of abortion – Emma Bonino — as one of the nation’s “forgotten greats,” comparing her to great historical figures such as Konrad Adenauer and Robert Schuman.  Knowing that his praise of her may be controversial, the Pope said that she offered the best advice to Italy on learning about Africa, and admitted she thinks differently from us. “True, but never mind,” he said. “We have to look at people, at what they do.”

At 27, Bonino had an illegal abortion and then worked with the Information Centre on Sterilization and Abortion which boasted over 10,000 abortions. There are famous photos of Bonino performing illegal abortions using a homemade device operated by a bicycle pump.

Isn’t he supposed to be Catholic?

  • Evidently being Catholic is no longer a job requirement.

    • tom_billesley

      Some things are still rhetorical.

  • Ed

    No need to lay into this pope. He’s digging furiously and will soon be out of reach of ladders.

  • simus1

    Pope Evita sure keeps his PR staff busy “clarifying what he really meant”.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      The real Evita was the baglady for Nazis fleeing to Argentina.

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    Soon enough he’ll be praising Muslim “activists” who live in continental Europe.

  • ontario john

    All he has to do now is welcome homosexuals into the church and Michael Coren will switch back again. Because homosexual priests have worked out so well in the past.

  • Exile1981

    Evidently the old comment of “Is the pope catholic” needs to be retired.

    • tom_billesley

      It can now be used in a different sense.
      Q: Is islam a religion of peace?
      A: Is the Pope Catholic?

      • Exile1981

        I’d give you more than 1 up for that. Thanks for the chuckle this morning.