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Activist against abortion expelled from the clergy for “blasphemous statements”

Frank Pavone is the national director of the group Priests for Life. He is known for his controversial statements on social media. His dismissal from the priesthood has fueled further discord within the antiabortion movement. Some question why church leaders would choose to punish someone so committed to the cause. Priests for Life founder Fr.

John Pavone has been dismissed from the Catholic Church. He says he has been “persecuted” by the church for decades.