The pope's positive comments about condom use by male prostitutes will help fight the AIDS crisis, health groups said Sunday, although they cautioned that his . Pope Francis has dismissed a question about whether condoms can be condoned in the fight against Aids by saying there are more important issues confronting the world, like malnutrition.
The Vatican itself has furiously played down Benedict’s words, or rather contextualized them, noting that the pope was not changing church doctrine banning contraception, or justifying condom. The solution lay in behaviour change, or what the Pope here calls the "humanization of sexuality" -- monogamy, chastity, abstinence; and condoms campaigns, with .
The ‘Condom Pope’ has been quickly dismissed by an internet public as a stunt, an offense and a childish prank to garner public attention. Archbishop of Milwaukee Jerome E. Listecki wrote. The pope's remarks outline an exception to the church's long-held policy against the use of artificial contraception, including condoms. The pontiff, speaking to the author of a book that will be published next week, cited the example of a prostitute.
The condom controversy once again shows that the pope and the Vatican do not know how to deal with the media. Anyone with any experience with Western media knew that a condom quote would dominate the headlines. The Pope’s statement on condom use was an argument supporting the concept of accountability among prostitutes to respect the lives of others. Wearing a condom, according to the Pope, prevent the spread or transmission of the disease to others and is a .
Pope Urges Condom Use for Tea Party, Morning Zoo DJ's, Darren Aronofsky Pope Benedict XVI has further modified his stance on condoms by recommending them in extreme cases. He went on to say "these teabaggers are geisteskrank (insane).". Cardinal Lopez Trujillo said Pope Benedict XVI has not ordered any studies about modifying the prohibition on condom use. “As a dicastery we do not have any instruction or any indication to the contrary, to carry out a study about something new with regards to condoms,” he stated.