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Here's how the Pope wants to make Catholic 'divorce' easier
Securing an annulment is frequently extremely lengthy. But it looks like that’s about to change.
Not having children a "selfish" act, says the Pope
It’s the latest in a series of candid pronouncements from the pontiff.
Pope says smacking children is okay -- as long as their dignity is maintained
Pope Francis said a good father should be able to “correct with firmness”.
No need for Catholics to "breed like rabbits" --- Pope Francis
The Pope has been defending the Church’s stance on artificial contraception.