Pope and condom use
Pope Francis has dismissed a question about whether condoms can be condoned in the fight against Aids by saying there are more important. Speaking to reporters aboard a Vatican plane after a five-day trip to Mexico, Pope Francis suggested this week that it is okay to use condoms to. After decades of fierce opposition to the use of all contraception, the Pontiff has ended the Church's absolute ban on the use of condoms. Pope Francis’s contraception comments highlight the Catholic Church’s hypocrisy, not progress It’s notable that the Pope chose to address the use of condoms when it comes to Zika after Author: Jaweed Kaleem. The Catholic Church's position on HIV/AIDS prevention has attracted controversy due to its opposition to condom use. In Pope Benedict XVI said that the use of condoms could sometimes be considered a first step toward moral behavior, but a spokesperson for the church later clarified that the use of condoms was still considered immoral and that the pope had not intended to take a position. When Pope Benedict says that the use of a condom by a prostitute during an act of fornication, in order to try to prevent the transmission of HIV, "can be a first step in the direction of a moralisation, a first assumption of responsibility," he is simply saying that, on a personal level, the prostitute may actually be recognizing that there is.