Nov 24, · The Pope's words and clarifications from the Vatican just yesterday, were a sharp departure from Benedict's comments during a visit to Africa last year when he said that distributing condoms may. UNAIDS estimates that million people in Africa are infected with HIV, and that 54 percent -- or million -- are women. There is no official Vatican policy about condoms and .
Apr 18, · In a strongly worded statement, the Vatican defended the pope's view that condoms aren't the answer to Africa's AIDS epidemic and could make it worse. On his way to Africa last month, he said the. Faggioni, who has advised the Vatican on sexual morality issues, told Catholic News Service that the pope sees condom campaigns as a question of "cultural violence," especially in Africa, where there has never been a "contraceptive mentality.".
Mar 18, · The Vatican on Wednesday defended Pope Benedict's opposition to the use of condoms to stop the spread of AIDS as scientists and countries including his native Germany criticized it as unrealistic. Dec 22, · Vatican Adds Nuance to Pope’s Condom Remarks. AIDS activists, especially in Africa, where H.I.V. is rampant, welcomed the pope’s comments, as .
Nov 23, · The Vatican still holds that condom use is immoral and that church doctrine forbidding artificial birth control remains unchanged. Still, the reassessment on condom use to help prevent disease. The Vatican still holds that condom use is immoral and that church doctrine forbidding artificial birth control remains unchanged. Still, the reassessment on condom use to .