VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis offered an olive branch of sorts to the doctrine-minded, conservative wing of the Catholic Church on Friday as he denounced abortions as a symptom of today's "throw-away culture" and encouraged Catholic doctors to refuse to perform them. Francis issued a strong anti-abortion message and cited Vatican teaching on the need to defend the unborn during an audience with Catholic gynecologists... 09/20/13
Pope Francis delivers his speech during a meeting with Youth Eucharistic Movement in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Pope Francis thrills Democrats with his teachings on climate change, social justice and immigration. At the same time, his message on life and the Catholic Church's traditional opposition to abortion comfort Republicans. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope Francis Quotes On The Poor- "Today, and it breaks my heart to say it, finding a homeless person who has died of cold, is not news. Today, the news is scandals, that is news, but the many children who don't have food - that's not news. This is grave. We can't rest easy while things are this way."