Pope says Catholics do not need to breed `like rabbits`
Pope says Catholics do not need to breed `like rabbits`

 Pope Francis has said that good Catholics do not have to breed "like rabbits", defending the Church`s stance on artificial contraception and appealing to the world`s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics to practise responsible parenting.

Pope's US visit a chance to mend fences with conservatives

Pope Francis has electrified Roman Catholics in the United States with the open, accepting tone he has brought to the role, and his first visit later this year is expected to draw more than a million followers eager to set eyes on him.

Unite to oppose gay marriage: Pope`s envoy

The Pope`s representative in Britain has urged Roman Catholics to form a "united front" with Muslims and Jews to oppose gay marriage, a media report said.

Pope hits out at `radical secularism`

Pope Benedict XVI says Roman Catholics in US need to understand the grave threats to their faith.

Brazil`s Roman Catholics shrink as secular rise

Brazil was the first nation outside of Europe that Pope Benedict XVI visited, during a five-day tour in 2007.

Pope fails to satisfy on first state visit `home`

Pope Benedict XVI`s first state visit to his native Germany fell far short of the expectations of sex abuse victims and those clamouring for a more open and tolerant Church.

Brazil`s Supreme Court recognises gay partnerships

Brazil has the world`s largest population of Roman Catholics.