CRS head Bishop Kicanas defends $2.7 million grant to abortion giant

The bishop who heads Catholic Relief Services is defending the organization’s $2.7 million grant to a leading promoter of “safe abortion” in the developing world.

CRS, the U.S. Bishops’ foreign relief agency, has been under fire in the last week after LifeSiteNews revealed July 18th that they are giving the grant to Population Services International as part of an ongoing project to combat malaria in Guinea.

CRS defended the grant in an e-mail response to LifeSiteNews and then followed up with a more detailed statement on their website, published Friday.