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Pope lifts ban on condoms to fight AIDS

Thumbnail image for video asset.Pope Benedict XVI has given Catholics permission to use condoms to fight AIDS in a historic shift welcomed yesterday by theologians and health experts.

In an excerpt from an upcoming book, Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times, Pope Benedict says that although condoms are not ''a real and moral solution, in certain cases, where the intention is to reduce the risk of infection, it can nevertheless be a first step on the way to another, more humane sexuality''.

Full article [The Age]: http://www.theage.com.au/world/pope-lifts-ban-on-condoms-20101121-182jr.html

Commentary by Barney Zwartz: http://www.theage.com.au/world/the-condom-is-out-of-the-bag-but-use-is-still-open-to-debate-20101121-182ju.html

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