:: 1.19.2005 ::
Spain's Catholic Church supports the use of condoms to fight AIDS
"Condoms have a place in the global prevention of AIDS," Juan Antonio Martinez Camino, spokesman for the Spanish Bishops Conference, told reporters after a meeting Tuesday with Health Minister Elena Salgado to discuss ways of fighting the disease. This is an historic event. Spain's population is overwhelmingly Catholic, so for the church's spokesman to make this kind of public statement is HUGE. I am very interested to see how the Vatican responds. The YahooNews article notes that this is an about-face for Camino, who publicly opposed the Health Ministry's campaign to promote the use of condoms as recently as November. That must have been quite a meeting with the Health Minister, eh?
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