9 Aug 2013

Kiribati Catholics told to ignore contraception message

1:24 pm on 9 August 2013

The Catholic Church in Kiribati has re-stated its opposition to contraception.

This comes as the Ministry of Health is promoting contraception to control population growth.

Parts of Kiribati's Tarawa are the most densely crowded places in the Pacific.

But Catholic bishop, Paul Mea, says women in Kiribati have no right to use birth control pills, saying in Catholicism God is put ahead of everything.

Other churches in Kiribati are backing the Ministry of Health's call.