The pro-abortion, globalist has long been a supporter and collaborator with Francis.
Mon Oct 25, 2021 – 3:08 pm EDT
VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis appointed prominent abortion advocate and supporter of the United Nations’ climate change-oriented policies Jeffrey Sachs as an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences in a move that has drawn significant criticism from concerned Catholics.
Announced October 25, the Vatican described Sachs, having been a regular visiting figure at the Academy for some time, as a “distinguished” professor while highlighting his work in “sustainable development” but avoiding any mention of his support for abortion.
The appointment prompted numerous Catholics to protest, with Bishop Joseph Strickland calling for the Pope to clarify his actions, and Restoring the Faith Media telling LifeSiteNews that Sachs’ “‘expertise’ is reduction of the global human population, an aspiration which squares perfectly with the naturalist worldview driving the radical, superstitious COVID agenda.”
Pro-abortion globalist a regular figure in Vatican halls
Sachs was behind the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development goals, and is an architect of the pro-abortion and pro-LGBT Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Currently serving as director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University in New York, the 66-year-old has been a favorite of Pope Francis since the early days of the current pontificate.
In 2015, Sachs notably partnered with the Vatican to host and moderate a conference on climate change, a shared passion of both the Pope and the highly influential U.N. figure. However, as Elizabeth Yore noted at the time, the economist’s 2015 address was but the latest of “over nine appearances and speeches at the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy in the last three years.”
Since then, Sachs has continued as a regular visitor at the Vatican, including for key events such as the 2019 Amazon Synod, a 2019 Vatican youth conference based on the SDGs, a 2020 online conference on “a new world economy,” and the Pope’s 2020 launch of his partnership with the U.N. for education.
In a 2017 Vatican conference, Sachs yelled out at LifeSite’s John-Henry Westen, “You’re disgusting, you’re disgusting, disgusting,” in response to an article Westen had written in which he described Sachs as a “pro-abortion globalist.”