Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on remarks made by Pope Francis on February 3rd:
Last month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo implored Albany lawmakers to “follow the leadership of Pope Francis” by passing the Child Victims Act. Indeed, he wore his Catholic credentials on his sleeve, boasting of his allegiance to the pope on several occasions. He even had an enormous photo of the pope shown on a screen behind him as he ignited the audience.
Cuomo is a fraud. He champions infanticide. Pope Francis sent him a message on Sunday.
Speaking of the unborn, the pope said, “they are children of the entire community, and their being killed in large numbers with the backing of the state constitutes a grave problem that undermines the foundations of the building up of justice, compromising the correct solution for every other human and social problem.”
Then the Holy Father took dead aim at Cuomo’s position. He took the opportunity to offer “an appeal to all politicians, regardless of each person’s faith belief, to treat the defense of the lives of those who are about to be born and enter into society as the cornerstone of the common good.”
Let Cuomo know the pope was thinking about him over the weekend.
Contact: Melissa DeRosa, secretary to the governor, email@example.com