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Relief agencies slowly realizing wisdom of Catholic approach to AIDS prevention

June 23, 2011

International agencies are belatedly recognizing the wisdom of Catholic approaches to curbing the spread of AIDS, according to the Vatican’s permanent representative at UN headquarters in Geneva.

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi told the Catholic News agency: “We are at the beginning of a convergence in the sense that functionaries of international institutions and organizations and people from faith-based groups are talking across the lines and coming to respect each other a bit more.” Relief agencies that had relied heavily on condom-distribution strategies have now gradually come to recognize the importance of changing behavior, he said.


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