But he made a strong, albeit silent anti-abortion statement on Saturday during his visit to South Korea, stopping to pray at a monument for aborted babies in a community dedicated to caring for people with the sort of severe genetic disabilities that are often used to justify abortions.
Francis bowed his head in prayer before the monument – a garden strewn with simple white wooden crosses, and spoke with an anti-abortion activist with no arms and no legs.
He also spent an hour blessing and caressing dozens of disabled Koreans who live in the Kkottongnae community.

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