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Pope Francis’ Zika-Related Contraception Statement Totally Irrelevant & Meaningless!

by Anura Guruge

This per the Vatican is what Pope Francis said on the plane about Zika and avoiding pregnancy.


From ‘Vatican Information Service’ (VIS). Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below (or ‘Vatican’ link above) to access original.

Click here to access ‘Vatican Information Service’ (VIS) original.

Number of things to take into account here:

1/ Conservative Catholic spin-masters will — and already HAVE — construe this to mean contraception via NATURAL MEANS per existing Catholic teaching. Basically avoid SEX! See image below.

2/ Women in Latin American countries, Brazil in particular, have been IGNORING the Church’s birth control edicts for decades — as do U.S./Canadian Catholics. I talked about this 5 years ago. See map below. Brazil & Chile have a current fertility rate of 1.8, while that of Mexico & Argentina is 2.3. Rates such as that indicate that contraception is being effectively utilized.


From ‘Catholic News Agency’ (CNA). Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original.

Click here to access ‘Catholic News Agency’ (CNA) original.

From Wikipedia re. ‘Fertility Rates’.

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by Anura Guruge