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Campaigners welcome Pope's condom comments

Pope Benedict has suggested that the use of condoms might not always be wrong.

The Pope has long opposed the use of condoms as an artificial form of contraception but he has now said their use might be justified in some circumstances, to prevent infection.

His remarks have been welcomed by Catholic reformers and groups working to fight HIV.

Robert Pigott reports.

  • 21 Nov 2010
  • From the section Europe