In contrast with the traditional and canon law of the Catholic church, Pope Francis reportedly urged couples to have a fewer children, according to environmentalist.
Dr. Peter Raven, an environmentalist, told Vatican media that the Pope wants couples to have fewer children in order to make the world ‘more sustainable’
The Argentinian leader has reportedly said in a previous interviews that avoiding pregnancy is not ‘an absolute evil’.
The advise of the pontiff draws flaks, it can be noticed that the church remains unwavering in its opposition to artificial birth control.
In a comment at a workshop on biodiversity, Raven has discussed Catholic Church attitudes.
‘Pope Francis has urged us to have fewer children to make the world more sustainable, Raven ba.
“We do not endorse any of the artificial birth control [methods] that the Church does not endorse,’ he said.
Dr Raven stated, according to the site’s account of the workshop, that ‘we need a more limited number of people in the world’.
Meawhile, at the same Biological Extinction workshop, a paper was presented by Dr Paul Ehrlich, who argued that Catholic teachings had resulted in ‘collective failure’ to reduce the world’s population.