Pope seeks to clarify breeding ‘like rabbits’ remark

Pope Francis leads his Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall at the VaticanPope Francis on Wednesday sought to clarify his remark that Catholics should not breed "like rabbits," saying economic injustice – not large families – was the real cause of poverty. Francis had made the comment during a news conference aboard the plane returning from a week-long Asia trip on Monday when speaking about birth control. "I have heard it said that families with many children and the birth of many children are the among the causes of poverty. The economic system, which had placed money at its center and created a "throw-away culture", was the main cause of poverty, not large families, he said.

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