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Bishop Thomas Tobin

South African President Nelson Mandela poses with former heavyweight boxing champions Michael Spinks, left, and Joe Frazier, right, at his official residence in Pretoria on Dec. 6, 1997. (credit: WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Rhode Island Bishop: Mandela’s Support For Abortion ‘Shameful’

The Roman Catholic Bishop of Providence weighed in on Nelson Mandela’s death by calling his support for abortion “shameful.”

12/09/2013

Pope Francis waves after his general audience in St Peter's square at the Vatican on Sept. 18, 2013. (credit: TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Bishop: ‘It Is A Demand Of The Gospel’ To Speak Out About Abortion, Gay Marriage

Bishop Thomas Tobin of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, known for his activism against legalizing same-sex marriage and taking on politicians who support abortion rights, struck a conciliatory tone Friday, a week after he was quoted as saying he was “a little bit disappointed” Pope Francis hadn’t addressed abortion since being elected six months ago.

09/20/2013

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