Pope: Condom use is sometimes justified


Pope Benedict is reported to have said that the use of condoms could be acceptable in certain cases, notably to reduce the risk of HIV infection. His comments have been released in extracts from a book of interviews he gave to a German author, Peter Seewald - to be published in the next few days.

While some Roman Catholic leaders have spoken in the past about the limited use of condoms in specific cases to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS as a lesser of two evils, this is the first time the pope has mentioned the possibility.

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