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The head of UNAIDS says the recent statement by the Pope on condoms helps cooperation with with faith-based organizations in action against HIV and AIDS
Catholic development agency Progressio has welcomed the Pope’s comments that using condoms might be justified in some circumstances to prevent AIDS.
Claims that Pope Benedict XVI has "changed his view on condoms" appear to be wide of the mark, say close observers of the Vatican scene.
A Catholic international development charity has welcomed comments about poverty from the leader of the Catholic Church in England & Wales - including an apparently softer line on condoms.
Two prominent Catholic theologians have strongly criticised attitudes influencing the church hierarchy over its stance on measures to prevent the spread of HIV-AIDS.
The Church of England has called for greater investment in public health programmes aimed at teenagers, in a submission to UK advertising regulating bodies.
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Following protests from across the world at Pope Benedict's pronouncement that condom-use could aggravate the problem of HIV/AIDS, the British government has been challenged on its position.
The Vatican has amended comments made about condoms by the Pope, but the change in tone is unlikely to stem critics who say his anti-contraception stance is damaging the fight against HIV-AIDS.
The Malawi Council of Churches is reviewing its opposition to the use of condoms in the country's anti-AIDS fight, and has said it may support the use of condoms by married couples where one or both partners are HIV positive.