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The group said that, far from questioning Church teaching, they were simply seeking to ‘reconstruct’ the composing of the encyclical

‘By ignoring the will of the people, this is spitting in the face of the very type of democracy we are supposed to have in African countries,’ Obianuju Ekeocha said

Gates, who is from a Catholic family, describes contraception as ‘one of the greatest anti-poverty innovations the world has ever known’

Evidence suggests pregnancy rates fell sharply in those areas where budgets were most aggressively cut

The 2016 report also said Malteser International’s official policy was ‘inconsistent with Church teaching’

The study said that secularists have tended to have fewer children since the 19th century

Conscience rights aren’t just there for pharmacists’ sake, but for all of us

The charter aims to provide a thorough summary of the Church’s position on affirming the absolute value of life

Fra’ Matthew Festing met with Pope Francis on Tuesday and offered his resignation

The Church has always taught that moral absolutes are necessary to the formation of conscience