John Paul I and the pill: He wanted change, but accepted Humanae Vitae

John Paul I and the pill: He wanted change, but accepted Humanae Vitae Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Albino Luciani, the future Pope John Paul I, are pictured in Venice in September 1972. Photo: CNS
On the eve of the World Meeting of Families and with a view toward the beatification September 4 of Pope John Paul I, attention turned to his initial openness to softening Catholic teaching on contraception and his later support for the teaching of St Paul VI. The editorial director of Vatican News, Andrea Tornielli, and the…
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