Pope Francis decided it would be a good idea to give the title of “Commander of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great” to Lilianne Ploumen.
Who is Lilianne Ploumen you ask? Well… she’s a Dutch politician and founder of “She Decides” a “pro-choice” group that offers not only support but also funding for facilities or campaigns that are pro-abortion.
She stated in an email to the Catholic Herald that she was “very honored” by the medal. She went on to say: “Yes, because you know, the Vatican, especially under prior popes, had a rather rigid attitude when it came to the rights of girls and women,” she said.
During the ceremony, the prelate sponsoring the candidate recites that membership in the Pontifical Order of St Gregory the Great “is conferred as a reward for services to the Holy See and the Church on gentlemen/ladies of proved loyalty who must maintain unswerving fidelity to God, the Supreme Pontiff, the Holy See and the Church.”
“Becoming a Knight/Dame does not merely mean receiving a title of honour—even though it is well deserved—but fighting evil, promoting good and defending the weak and oppressed against injustice,” the rite continues.
“The honor of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great received by Mrs. Lilianne Ploumen, former Minister of Development, in June 2017 during the visit of the Dutch Royals to the Holy Father, responds to the diplomatic practice of the exchange of honors between delegations on the occasion of official visits by Heads of State or Government in the Vatican,” Paloma García Ovejero, deputy spokesperson of the Holy See Press Officercía said.
“Therefore, it is not in the slightest a placet [a mark of approval] to the politics in favor of abortion and of birth control that Mrs. Ploumen promotes,” she added.
Oh great… he’s already made some wild changes now we have a Pope who supports abortionists…great…