Breaking news – Pope Benedict XVI may have softened his view on condom use according to an new book. In that book when confronted with the topic of condoms the Pope said that the use of condoms is acceptable in exceptional circumstances.
The book is called Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times – and it’s based on a series of interviews the Pope gave the German Catholic journalist, Peter Seewald, earlier this year.
According to the interviews Pope Benedict stated that condoms could reduce the risk of HIV infection, such as for example a male prostitute. But also that a more humane attitude to sexuality was the key to combatting the spread of Aids.
The publication of these interviews and the softened apporoach on the Church’s contraception teachings comes as a slight surprise. Only last year – during a visit to Cameroon – the Pope said, that the use of condoms could endanger public health and increase the problem of HIV/Aids, rather than help to contain the virus.
When is it ok to use condoms according to the Church?
In which cases condom usage will be ok by the Catholic Church is not sure yet. But it may eventually lead to more open and reasonable approach to the topic.
As seen in the illustration/comic strip above, making a water balloon will probably be on the safe side. Sincere thanks to Moise-Creativo Galattico to share with us.