Catholic opposition to family planning is main reason for high fertility rate, he says
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has blamed the Catholic Church for the rapid growth in the country’s population in recent years.
The Philippines is the 13th most populous country in the world, between Mexico and Ethiopia, with a growth rate of 1.72 percent between 2010 and 2015.
It is the second most populous country in Southeast Asia behind Indonesia and has the highest population-growth rate in the region. . . [Full text]