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Caritas welcomes Pope’s words on condoms

Catholic World News - November 22, 2010

Caritas Internationalis, the consortium of Catholic relief and development agencies, has issued a statement welcoming Pope Benedict’s remarks on condoms in the book-length interview with Peter Seewald.

“The Pope’s reported comments in this book illustrate the importance of compassion and sensitivity in dealing with the complexities of HIV/AIDS prevention,” said Caritas Secretary General Lesley-Anne Knight. “Caritas delivers its HIV/AIDS programs in line with Church teaching and we will consider, in close consultation with the Holy See, whether there are implications for our work in these reported comments of Pope Benedict.”

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  • Posted by: filioque - Nov. 22, 2010 6:43 PM ET USA

    Hey, Caritas, there's no there there. Contraception is still wrong and real compassion for people would prompt you not to mislead them that condoms can prevent disease. If fact, that is the real problem with what the Pope said, it encourages people to continue thinking that condoms, porous and tearable, prevent disease transmission.

  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Nov. 22, 2010 5:26 PM ET USA

    Consider this the start of the campaign to be conducted by Catholics to muddy the waters on the clarity of immorality of condom use.

  • Posted by: Hal - Nov. 22, 2010 3:37 PM ET USA

    That's more confusing than the original statements!

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