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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Jacques Suaudeau
Using a condom is a lesser evil than transmitting HIV to a sexual partner — even if that means averting a possible pregnancy, the Vatican said Tuesday, signaling a seismic shift in papal teaching as it further explained Pope Benedict XVI's comments.
"This pope gave this interview. He was not foolish. It was intentional. He thought that this was a way of bringing up many questions. Why? Because it's true that the church sometimes has not been too clear," Monsignor Suaudeau said.
He said the pope broached the topic because questions about condoms and AIDS persisted.