While in Africa, Pope Francis Should Have Ended the Ban on Condoms

November 30, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

Pope Francis Should End the Ban on Condoms
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The St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Homa Bay, Kenya, sits on top of a mountain that overlooks a glistening Lake Victoria. When I visited in mid-November, bookmark-size prayer cards were being distributed in anticipation of Pope Francis’ visit to Kenya in late November. The church has one of the largest congregations in a region that has one of the highest HIV infection rates in the world.
About one of every four people in Homa Bay is infected with HIV. The government has created public awareness programs and provides condoms. HIV drugs are available for free at the local hospital, and health workers go door-to-door encouraging people to get tested.

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