Pope accepts the use of condoms to “reduce the risk of contagion” of HIV
Holy See, November 20, 2010
In a surprising twist of the Church, Pope Benedict XVI endorsed the use of condoms “sometimes” to “reduce the risk of contagion” of the virus known as HIV. These statements are found in a book which goes on sale next Tuesday.
The maximum pope dared, so, to go where no one had arrived. Millions of Catholics seek to confirm their statements when buying a book of interviews with the Pope that will go on sale Tuesday.
Despite its position, Benedict XVI warned that this method is not the “real” way to fight AIDS, since it is necessary a “humanization of sexuality.”
On 23 November, the book “Light of the world. The Pope, the church and the signs of time. A conversation with Pope Benedict XVI” by Peter Seewald will be released with these statements and many more condensed into 18 chapters totaling 284 pages.