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Pope says condoms sometimes okay

November 24, 2010 • Family Planning, Reproductive Health, Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Steve Kurtz for this article.
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Pope Benedict XVI says that condom use is acceptable “in certain cases”, notably to reduce the risk of HIV infection, in a book due out Tuesday, apparently softening his once hardline stance.

In a series of interviews published in his native German, the 83-year-old Benedict is asked whether “the Catholic Church is not fundamentally against the use of condoms.”

“It of course does not see it as a real and moral solution,” the pope replies.

“In certain cases, where the intention is to reduce the risk of infection, it can nevertheless be a first step on the way to another, more humane sexuality,” said the head of the world’s 1.1 billion Catholics.

For full article, visit:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101121/hl_afp/vaticanreligionpopegermanybooksex


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