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Pope rejects condom distribution

Pope Benedict XVI has commented that handing out condoms can only worsen the crisis of HIV/AIDS. He made the remark to journalists whilst on a flight to Cameroon for his first visit to Africa as Pope. Martin Prendergast, from the charity Catholics for Aids Prevention and Support and Dr William Oddie, the former editor of the Catholic Herald, consider whether or not the Pope was right to make the statement.

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