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Pope condones condoms

After the Pope lifted his total ban on condoms, it’s possible millions of lives will be saved in parts of the world where protective sheath usage is discouraged.

The Roman Catholic leader’s dramatic volte-face came after he conceded that condoms were OK, ‘in certain cases, where the intention is to reduce the risk of infection.’

Save the Children have called the move a significant ‘step forward’ in combating HIV and Aids in Africa, which kills 1.5million people annually.

Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell was upbeat over the ‘significant modification of the Vatican's traditional hardline stance.’

Last year the Pope faced a backlash after claiming that condoms ‘aggravate’ the spread of Aids. Jack Valero, co-ordinator of Catholic Voices, played down the announcement as just ‘a clarification of the Pope’s thinking.’

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