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Cardinal blasts condom vending machine at Roman high school

Catholic World News - March 12, 2010

Cardinal Agostino Vallini, the Pope’s vicar for Rome, has criticized a decision by a Roman high school to install condom vending machines for students. The machines “cannot be approved by Rome's ecclesiastical community or by Christian families who are seriously concerned with the education of their children,” the cardinal noted. The Italian bishops’ newspaper also criticized the decision.

“This is not about stimulating the use of condoms or intercourse,” said Antonio Panaccione, the school’s headmaster. “On the contrary, it's about prevention and education.”

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