Pope: church is obsessed with abortion, contraception and gay marriage

Pope Francis has called on the Catholic Church to be a "home for all" and not to be caught up with "abortion, contraception and gay marriage".

In an interview with an Italian newspaper, the pontiff said the Church has become "too obsessed" with the issues.

He's declared himself a sinner, and said the Catholic Church will fall "like a house of cards" if it can't strike a balance between politics and spirituality.

More in this Section

Peanut allergy can be made worse by desensitising approach, study suggests

Tommy Robinson confirms bid to become MEP during rally in Manchester

No repeat of independence referendum ‘most popular option among voters’

UK police officer jailed after admitting stalking charge


Lifestyle

Ask Audrey: How to sort out Norries in your back yard

More From The Irish Examiner