For the purpose of combating the deadly pandemic disease – HIV/AIDS,has given condom a nod stating that the use of condoms can be justified in some cases.
According to ITN the Pope stated this in a new book adding that condom can be used for male prostitutes seeking to prevent the spread of HIV.
“The pontiff made the comments in a book-length interview with a German journalist, Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times,” it said.
ITN noted that the Catholic teaching has long opposed condoms since they're a form of artificial contraception. The Vatican has been harshly criticized for its position given the AIDS crisis.
Benedict said that for male prostitutes - for whom contraception isn't a central issue - condoms are not a moral solution and that they could be justified "in the intention of reducing the risk of infection"