Pope Okays Condom to Fight AIDS

Pope Okays Condom to Fight AIDS

Rome : Italy | Nov 22, 2010 at 2:25 AM PST
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Pope Says Condoms Acceptable "In Certain Cases"

For the purpose of combating the deadly pandemic disease – HIV/AIDS, Pope Benedict XVI 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"

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