Bishop Thomas Tobin, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Rhode Island, has issued a statement critical of the late Nelson Mandela.
Mandela died last week after a prolonged battle with a lung infection. He was 95.
In a statement, Tobin said there is much to admire about the South African leader, particularly his personal courage and stalwart defense of human rights.
But Tobin takes issue with Mandela’s support of abortion rights. Tobin said this aspect of Mandela’s life is, “not at all praiseworthy.”