Meanwhile, the United Nations has been calling for increased abortion and contraception access in countries affected by the mosquito-borne illness.
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Already revitalized by World Youth Day 2013, the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro is drawing on its experiences from that event to assist with bearing witness to Christ at this month’s Olympics.
The mosquito-borne virus, which can cause serious birth defects and other neurological problems, is already posing a major public-health challenge in Puerto Rico.
COMMENTARY: Even if a definitive connection is made between the virus and birth defects such as microcephaly, contraception isn’t an effective or moral solution.
Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of South Africa, a major figure at the 2015 synod, discusses the Church in Africa, race relations and the fruits of the synod.
Doctrinal authorities stress that a more complete explanation of Church teaching is required in order to avoid confusion.
Abortion ‘is an absolute evil,’ the Holy Father stressed in response to a journalist’s question on his flight back to Rome from Mexico about how to address the Zika outbreak.
EDITORIAL: What happens when a public-health crisis is hijacked by an ideological agenda?
Ana Carolina Cáceres, a Brazilian journalist, told the BBC’s she decided to become a writer to “be a spokesperson for microcephaly.”