Pope’s Encyclical Rejects Abortion And ‘Gender Theory’

Pope Francis has released his encyclical “Laudato Si” (“be praised”) which has a particular focus on global warming and ecological issues he believes are threatening mankind. Media coverage of the encyclical has almost exclusively focused on the pope’s urging for a solution to global warming.

But the 184-page encyclical covers far more than environmental issues. In his letter, Francis also reaffirms the Catholic Church’s stance against abortion and contraceptives, its rejection of “gender theory,” its plea for the wise use of technology and the value of human work. Read more