Filipino Catholics seek forgiveness for 'sin of abortion'
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A priest hears confession in Manila during a conference on evangelization during the celebration of the Year of Mercy. (Photo by Angie de Silva)
A number of Filipino Catholics have sought forgiveness for committing the "sin of abortion" during the observance of the Year of Mercy, a Catholic priest said.
Father Reginald Malicdem, rector of the Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Manila, admitted that there were people who confessed to the "sin."
"I don't know about the experience of my fellow priests, but I think there were about ten abortion cases in the Year of Mercy that I encountered," said the priest.
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