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Friday, March 11, 2016

The Pope and Bill Gates

Reading today about Pope Francis meeting many wealthy and powerful people, from actors like Leonardo Di Caprio to the heads of companies like Apple, Google, and Instagram. But he wouldn't meet with Bill Gates ....

[...] Francis just narrowly missed receiving in audience Bill Gates himself, the absolute top dog of Microsoft, in addition to being the richest man in the world according to the Forbes ranking. The proposal was shot down by a pair of African cardinals, who reminded the pope that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is highly active in promoting abortion in poor countries.

But that's not true, at least not for the last two years - the Gates Foundation doesn't promote abortion, it tries to help women who want contraception to access it ...

More: Melinda Gates: My battle for contraception


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