God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

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Vatican Clarifies Pope’s Condom Remarks

The Vatican clarified Pope Benedict XVI’s recent remarks about condoms by reiterating they could sometimes be used to prevent the spread of disease but not to prevent pregnancy, The New York Times reports. The recent statement, from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was issued to clear up the possible misinterpretations and manipulations of the pope’s comments as permission for widespread condom use, which goes against the church’s stance against birth control. This was the Vatican’s third clarification on the pope’s condom comments, which were welcomed by AIDS activists when they appeared last month in a book.

To read the Times article, click here.

Source: http://www.poz.com/rssredir/articles/Pope_condoms_clarification_1_19635.shtml

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HIV, AIDS and HOPE – thoughts of a Catholic priest

Being a Roman - Catholic priest and working in the fields of HIV and AIDS in Africa is often a challenge. Living in Africa has also its challenges. On the other hand I feel very much blessed having all the three. So you will find stories and reflections about my work, about the church, South Africa and Africa and essential information and developments in the field of HIV and AIDS. And in between personal stories and thoughts. You are most welcome to leave a comment or to get in touch with me - blogs - "thinking loud" so to speak is a ways of communication and exchange of ideas.

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