Pope says children are a blessing, not having children is 'selfish'

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Thursday, February 12, 2015
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Pope Francis flanked by children waves to faithful at the end of the noon Angelus prayer from his studio's overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Pope Francis says having children is a blessing, not a burden.

He told parishioners at his weekly audience today that it's wrong to look at having children as a burden.

The Pope said families wanting multiple children should not be seen as being irresponsible and warned that not having children was a "selfish" choice.

The pope also urged children to honor their parents and help make the world a better place.