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Pope Francis praises courage of single mother who chose life

‘Don’t be ashamed, I congratulate you’, he tells woman in emotional conversation

Pope Francis has congratulated a single mother who chose to give birth to two daughters, telling her “Don’t be ashamed.”

In a video link on Monday, arranged by ABC News in America, Pope Francis told Rosemary Farfan she was a “brave woman”.

During the exchange, which was released yesterday, she told the Pope that “It hasn’t been easy for me. I’ve made some mistakes as a person, as a mother,” adding: “I’ve felt guilty at times and ashamed. … But every day, I try and I hope and I pray.”

Pope Francis told her he knew “it’s not easy” to be a single mother. “I know that people can sometimes look askance at you. You’re a brave woman because you’re capable of bringing these two daughters into the world. … You respected the life you were carrying inside you and God is going to reward you for that and he does reward for you for that. Don’t be ashamed… I congratulate you.”


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