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Philippines: Health minister accepts bishops’ invitation to debate condom effectiveness

Catholic World News - March 08, 2010

Three weeks after the Philippine government distributed condoms for Valentine’s Day, the nation’s health secretary has accepted an invitation by two bishops to take part in a public debate on condom effectiveness.

“I accept their challenge,” said Esperanza Cabral. “But if it is a question of faith, I will not debate religious beliefs with them because we should all respect each other’s faith. If it is a question of the function of the Church in relation to the State, there is nothing to debate because our Constitution says the Church is separate from the State.”

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