Papua New Guinea bishops lodge conscientious objection to condom distribution
CWN - May 10, 2012
Papua New Guinea’s bishops have announced their “conscientious objection” to an education ministry directive that requires high schools to distribute condoms to students.
“We cannot be forced to follow a policy which contrasts with our philosophy of education,” said Archbishop Francesco Panfilo of Rabau.
The prelate told the Fides news agency that if the government takes issue with the Church’s conscientious objection, then the Church will challenge the directive in court.
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