Archbishop Charles Chaput, speaking for the first time since abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was convicted of murder, said Tuesday the verdicts in the case "will surprise very few."
Although the church opposes capital punishment, Chaput in a statement said nothing about the possibility that Gosnell could be sentenced to death for his three first-degree murder convictions.
The head of the archdiocese of Philadelphia instead focused mainly on the church's opposition to abortion.
"His convictions will surprise very few," he said. "But nothing can bring back the innocent children he killed, or make up for the vulnerable women he exploited."