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Vatican's Council Reviews Condom Usage

by Medindia Content Team on  April 24, 2006 at 7:30 PM AIDS/HIV News   - G J E 4
Vatican's Council Reviews Condom Usage
Pope Benedict XVI requested the Vatican's council to study and report on the subject of using condoms top tackle AIDS. Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, a senior Roman Catholic official said that the Vatican will soon publish a report based on this issue. But still it says that it is better to refrain from sex which is one the efficient way to tackle HIV/Aids. Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, who was previously the Archbishop of Milan, acknowledged the use of condoms if one partner suffered from AIDS.
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If usage of condoms were introduced then it would be a major revision of Vatican policy. Condoms have always been one of the most controversial topics among Catholics. But Cardinal Barragan was very positive and hopes that the Vatican will issue a document about the use of condoms by persons who have AIDS. He said the Vatican is scrutinizing the document, in collaboration with the scientists and theologians.

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