Pope’s contraception comments: evolution or revolution?

Pope Francis has hinted that the Vatican could relax its ban on contraception in response to the Zika virusPope Francis's hint that the Vatican could relax its ban on contraception in response to the Zika virus was hailed as a shift in Church thinking Friday – but not everyone was convinced it amounts to meaningful change. "Pope Francis signals openness to birth control for Zika," read a headline on the Boston Globe's Vatican-watching website www.cruxnow.com that reflected much media coverage around the world. Commentators however cautioned against reading too much into Francis's off-the-cuff comments and a pro-choice lobby within the Church said they amounted to "little or no change".



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