The Vatican gave a shout-out to California Gov. Jerry Brown Sunday, praising him for his war against climate change and his defense of human “dignity and freedom.”

In a Tweet from Casina Pio IV, the headquarters of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Vatican called Brown a “true leader” while singling out the Democratic governor’s concern for “the good of the planet threatened by human activity that uses fossil fuel.”

More questionably, the message lauded Gov. Brown—a darling of Planned Parenthood and zealous advocate for abortion on demand—as a “leader who seeks the good of the people defending the dignity and freedom of each person.” The Tweet (pictured below) ends with a triple emoticon of human hands clasped in prayer.

The Vatican has twice offered Governor Brown a platform to preach his ideas, inviting him on two separate occasions to address an assembly of clerics and lay people on issues related to global warming.

In open opposition to the Catholic Church’s defense of unborn children, Brown has been a passionate supporter of abortion-on-demand and has called himself “an uncompromising champion of a woman’s right to choose.” He also supports federal funding of Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers, leading Planned Parenthood to refer to him as “the REAL pro-choice candidate for governor.”

The abortion rate in California is well over twice that of the national average.

The Pontifical Academy for Science is run by Argentinian Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, who came under fire in May of 2016 for offering a Vatican platform to other known advocates of abortion and population control, like Jeffrey Sachs and UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon, as well as population hoaxer Paul Ehrlich.

When questioned about the decision to enlist speakers so divergent from Catholic teaching, Sánchez shifted the blame to the Tea Party and the oil industry, and suggested he was not responsible because “I am only the Chancellor.”

Full story at Breitbart.