Pope denounces 'throw-away culture', urges doctors to refuse abortions

London, Sept. 21 (ANI): Pope Francis has reportedly urged Catholic doctors to refuse to perform abortions while denouncing abortions as symptom of today's 'throw-away culture'.

Francis delivered a strong anti-abortion message and slamming today's culture that justifies disposing of lives, said that doctors had been forced into situations where they are called to 'not respect life'.

The pope further explained that every child that isn't born, but is unjustly condemned to be aborted, has the face of Jesus Christ, has the face of the Lord, the Guardian reports.

He urged the gynaecologists to abide by their consciences and help bring lives into the world.

Meanwhile, the Vatican's senior communications adviser, Greg Burke, insisted that Francis was by no means questioning the papacies and priorities of his predecessors, for whom doctrine was paramount.

Burke said that the pope is not condemning his predecessors, but rather is saying that lot of time has been spent on talking about boundaries, concept of sin and now was the time to talk of mercy and love, the report added. (ANI)

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