Thursday 19 January 2017

Pope must be clear on condoms

Published 22/11/2010 | 07:26

ONLY last year, Pope Benedict XVI reiterated the teaching of the Catholic Church on the use of condoms. He opposed it, even in the interest of combating AIDS in Africa. Contrary to the general scientific view, he said it worsened the problem.

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Now he appears to have reversed his opinion. In a long interview to be published tomorrow, he says that it may be justified in order to protect "others" from infection.

More information and analysis will be necessary for anyone who wants to form a firm judgment. Evidently problems of translation are hampering understanding.

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