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Pope debates emphasis on abortions and gays

VATICAN CITY – The recently elected Pope Francis has spoken out against the Catholic Church’s “obsession” over “small-minded rules” on how to be faithful and that priests should emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing abortion, homosexuality and contraception.   “The church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines

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