|Pope Francis sat with children at a foundation that helps homeless kids in Manila on Jan. 16. (Source: Associated Press / Wall Street Journal)|
There are a number of concerns embroiled between the Catholic Church and the Philippine state. (Insurmountable) poverty, environmental degradation, political violence and corruption are some of the obvious ones. These concerns, I’m sure are ones our Latino Pope may already know all too well. But, nowhere is the discussion more contentious than the debate around the Filipina body and her reproductive health.