Will the Vatican Allow Condoms After Its AIDS Conference

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Will the Vatican Allow Condoms After Its AIDS Conference Will the Vatican Allow Condoms After Its AIDS Conference
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Will the Vatican Allow Condoms After Its AIDS Conference

by Ann Marie Gardner

February 17, 2011

Despite its often anti-protection opinions, the Vatican will be hosting an AIDS conference, which will hopefully clarify their recent confusing flip-flopping on condoms.

PBS Newshour headlines the incredible news:

Last fall, Pope Benedict XVI grabbed headlines when he said during an interview that the use of condoms might be a sign of moral responsibility for someone like a male prostitute who has HIV. The Church has long opposed any form of birth control, including condoms, a position that AIDS advocates have criticized.

Monsignor Jean-Marie Mpendawatu Mate Musivi, undersecretary in the Vatican health office, told reporters that the Vatican's position on condoms would be clarified during the conference. "There is a problem of comprehension, of explaining things well and what the pope really said," Mate Musivi said.

 

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