Vatican May Approve Using Condoms to Fight AIDS

by Kevin Jon Heller

If true, this is fantastic news:

Strong hints have emerged that the Vatican is preparing to change its policy on the use of condoms in the fight against Aids, after a 200-page study on the question, commissioned by the Pope, was passed to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for consideration.

“This is something that worries the Pope a lot,” said Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, the head of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care, which compiled the study.

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In May The Independent reported that the Catholic Church was on the brink of a historic U-turn. It is believed that the study urges a subtle but important change of tack. Condom use will be permitted if a man with HIV insists on having sex with his non-infected wife, as a “lesser evil”.

http://opiniojuris.org/2006/11/23/vatican-may-approve-using-condoms-to-fight-aids/

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