Pope slams: 'Scandalous' corruption in Philippines

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_ITA130418AA001.jpegMANILA — Pope Francis used the first full day of his visit to the Philippines on Friday to defend the Catholic Church's teaching against contraception, and urge people here to fight the "scandalous" corruption and poverty engulfing the nation.

Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos turned out see the pontiff deliver an address at a rally as part of his first visit to this overwhelmingly Catholic country in Southeast Asia.

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