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Pope Francis speaks during the opening of the Diocese of Rome's annual pastoral conference at the Basilica of St John Lateran in Rome (CNS photo/Tony Gentile, Reuters)

But the Vatican press office changed ‘large majority’ to ‘a part’ in its official transcript

A FIlipino couple exchange rings at a mass ceremony for survivors of the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan (AP)

Pope Francis was perhaps hyperbolic. But marriage preparation shows real failings to resist the ‘culture of impermanence’

Cardinal Sarah speaks at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast (CNS)

The cardinal said divorce, cohabitation and same-sex marriage hurt children and make it harder to discover God’s love

Benedict XVI says the Church has in the past failed to communicate its teaching on marriage

Dr John Sentamu greets members of his congregation (Photo: John Giles/PA Wire)
Nick Clegg delivers the annual Demos Lecture at Westminster Central Hall in London today (Leon Neal/PA Wire)

It’s all so outdated, now the research shows how much more stable marriage is than cohabitation