Pope Says Contraception May Be Permitted in Regions Hit By Zika

By George Dvorsky on 18 Feb 2016 at 11:00PM

Speaking to reporters earlier today, Pope Francis said it might be okay for women exposed to the Zika virus to use contraceptives to avoid pregnancy. His Holiness also reiterated the Vatican’s stance on abortion, which he described as an “absolute evil.”

The Pope made the comments during an overnight flight on the papal plane back to Rome following a visit to Cuba and Mexico. He didn’t directly condone the use of contraceptives, but his comments were in direct violation of classic Catholic teaching which strictly forbids artificial efforts to stave off pregnancy.

Since the 2nd Century, Catholics have opposed any means of artificial contraception on the grounds that all sex acts should be “unitive” and “procreative,” rather than recreational. The Vatican loosened its stance on the matter in the late 1960s by suggesting contraception wasn’t the “intrinsically evil” practice Catholic forebears made it out to be.

Unlike abortion, Pope Francis similarly said that “avoiding pregnancy is not an absolute evil,” claiming that it may be “the lesser evil” in certain circumstances. The Pope pointed to one of his predecessors for precedent, reminding reporters about Pope Paul VI who granted exceptional dispensation to Catholic nuns in Africa, where they were permitted to take birth control pills in the face of potential rape. He was undoubtedly referring to the conflict in the Belgian Congo during the 1960s and 70s.

Francis repeated the Vatican’s position on abortion, saying it’s unacceptable in all circumstances—including cases involving Zika and the potential onset of birth defects. He called abortion a “crime.” The Pope said, “It is killing one person to save another. It is what the mafia does.”

The Catholic Church has made it clear that it’s not going to change its position on abortion any time soon, even in the face of epidemics like Zika. “Not only is increased access to abortion and [abortion-inducing drugs] an illegitimate response to this crisis, but since it terminates the life of a child it is fundamentally not preventative,” the Vatican stated. The Catholic Church is clearly drawing a line between prevention and termination of pregnancy.

The Pope’s comments today about contraception will likely reignite the debate over the Vatican’s position on birth control and its longstanding prohibition on the use of condoms to stop the spread of AIDS.

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  • theunhivedmind

    This deceptive Anti-pope and soldier of Lucifer, Jorge Mario Bergoglio S.J once again shows his true colours as the high-level front for the genocide of the majority of mankind. The New Venice Empire’s agent John Schellnhuber has his puppet Bergoglio right where he wants him on behalf of the New Doge Queen Elizabeth II of New Venice and the Templar networks of the world revolutionary movement. I told you from day one with this Zika propaganda that it was just a cover, a farce to mainly promote further population reduction measures including vaccination, chemical weapon aerosol spraying and of course abortions and contraception. What’s happening now? Exactly what I said would happen and not even your home is free from the chemical weapon attacks during this so-called war on terror which is nothing more than War on Terraferma meaning you the people of Earth.

    Bergoglio is an anti-pope fronting as the head of the Catholic Church but in truth no Catholic Church exists anymore and hasn’t since 1962/3 with the Jesuit renewal known to most as the Second Vatican Council. The Venetian created Jesuits in alliance with New Venice (Britain) destroyed Catholicism a few decades ago and now the Vatican is an outright tool of the Venetian/Zionist power that has hidden and dominated over this planet since the 16th Century. If you’re lucky enough to find an old encyclopedia of worth then you’ll read the real definition of the word Jesuit. The definition of a Jesuit is as follows; a clever person who deceives the people! Bergoglio is a Jesuit soldier who’s loyalty is to the Jesuit Order and its masters and thus not the Vatican of old as the misled would believe.

    These filthy Templars tied to Prince Philip now want to economically cripple and control Brazil in order to attempt to hinder the Promethean progress made by the BRICS New Development Bank members. The black prince wants to leave Brazil in economic ruin chained up within a continual Zeusian dark age. Like I’ve said before, don’t be surprised if a sudden announcement is made that the pathetic Olympics will be delayed until London is set up to re-host the event. No doubt New Venice’s octopus Serco (A4e) and G4S (4star) will gather workfare slaves from all the DWP unemployment offices to work as slaves once again to put on the expensive show that truly is outdated. Have you ever wondered why these Zeusian organizations love the number four? Look on your QWERTY keyboard and you’ll find the evil dollar sign on the four. For now what’s the world’s reserve currency? The U.S. Dollar and what is this occult symbol? Let’s just say its meaning is no different to the flying phoenix bird these elite vultures all admire, like a regeneration. Talking of Zionists and the Olympics lets not forget how Brazil dumped the Israeli security firm known as the International Security and Defence Systems. This all reminds me of how Malaysia charge Israel with war crimes over Gaza then all of a sudden Malaysia keeps losing planes from the sky!

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    The spray is against you not the mosquitoes!

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