1. Pope Francis speaking to journalist in front of media
2. Close up of pope
3. Pope Francis standing in front of media
4. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Pope Francis:
"In theory, we should say what is said in the Bible that we should turn the other cheek. In theory, we can say that we have freedom to express ourselves and this is important. We all agree in theory. But we are human beings and we have one of the virtues of living together called prudence. I cannot insult and provoke a person continuously because I risk making them angry and I risk receiving a reaction that isn't correct, that is not correct. This is human. For this reason I say freedom of expression must take into consideration human reality and therefore, I say, it must be prudent."
5. Pope Francis speaking to journalist in front of media
6. Close up of Pope
7. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Pope Francis:
"Some think that, excuse me if I use that word, that in order to be good Catholics we have to be like rabbits. No. (We need) responsible paternity, that is clear."
8. Pope Francis speaking to journalist
9. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Pope Francis:
"Why do I say ideological colonisation? Because they take the needs of a people, or they take an opportunity to enter to become stronger, with the children. This isn't new, they did the same thing, the dictators of the last century, they entered with their doctrines, think about Balilla, think about the Hitler youth. They colonised the people, well they wanted to do it. But how much suffering."
10. Pope Francis listening to journalist question
11. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Pope Francis:
"In that moment I thought, what should I do? Either insult them and give them a kick where the sun doesn't shine or I could play the fool. I played the fool. I told them, but in truth, I said as you know here in the vicarage we do not have an account you need to make the deposit in the archbishopric and get a receipt. And that was it. Oh we didn't know, they said thank you and they left."
Pope Francis is denouncing what he calls the "ideological colonisation" of families and the developing world, where he says progressive, Western ideas about birth control and gay rights are increasingly being imposed by groups, institutions or individual nations - often as a condition for development aid.
No, he said, Catholics don't have to "be like rabbits" and have more children than is safe or responsible.
He said there were plenty of church-approved ways to regulate births, but he said most importantly, no outside institution should impose its views on families.
Speaking to reporters en route home from the Philippines, he said: "Every people deserves to conserve its identity without being ideologically colonised."
He also said that freedom of expression "must be prudent".
The Pope's statement tried to clarify his comments about the limits of freedom of speech made last week in response to the attack against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
He said he wasn't justifying violence when he said a friend who had cursed his mother could "expect a punch" in return.
Rather, he said he was only expressing a very human response to a provocation and that greater prudence was necessary to avoid such offence.
In fact, moments after clarifying his Charlie Hebdo remarks, Francis told a story about a run-in he had back in the 1990s in Buenos Aires with two corrupt public officials who offered him the equivalent of 400,000 US dollars for his works of charity on the condition that they get some of it back as a kickback.
"And in that moment I thought, 'What should I do? Either insult them and kick them where the sun doesn't shine, or I could play the fool," Francis said.
He said he ended up playing the fool, but his response was further evidence that his casual speaking style is just that: casual.