Pope Benedict XVI says his personal opinion is that condoms may be used "in exceptional cases" to combat HIV-AIDS, but the Vatican says it has not changed its policy on contraception.
Catholic writer Austin Ivereigy explains that using condoms as a contraception is still forbidden by the Catholic Church, despite the Pope's recent comments about the use of condoms to prevent infection.
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