While American bishops are usually circumspect about declaring their electoral preferences, at least one African prelate currently attending the Synod of Bishops in Rome feels no such scruples. Archbishop John Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria, said today he would “obviously” vote for Barak Obama if he could cast a ballot on Nov. 4.
“The fact that you oppose abortion doesn’t necessarily mean that you are pro-life,” Onaiyekan said in an interview with NCR. “You can be anti-abortion and still be killing people by the millions through war, through poverty, and so on.”
Where to begin? Perhaps, believe it or not, with some U.S. Catholic Bishops!
Many, many thanks to the great folks at Unborn Word of the Day for this encouragement.
And prayers—big time—for the African prelate, and his flock. Please.