Pope Francis Says Contraception May Be Allowed To Prevent Zika
Francis also made a surprising suggestion regarding a hotly - debated moral issue among Catholics, reports Fox News.
Pope Francis told reporters aboard his plane that using contraception might be morally acceptable in preventing the danger to a mother and child from the Zika virus. Francis condemned abortion at the same time, saying that 'avoiding a pregnancy' is not an 'absolute evil' like ending a pregnancy. How these comments will resonate with American Catholics, if at all, remains to be seen.
Pope Francis has returned home after his 6 - day visit to Mexico.