Pope on condoms and Aids: Caritas statement
Just released by the Vatican:
Caritas Internationalis works in the prevention of HIV infection and in the treatment and care of those living with HIV and AIDS.
Caritas Internationalis Secretary General, Lesley-Anne Knight, said:
"The Pope's reported comments in this book illustrate the importance of compassion and sensitivity in dealing with the complexities of HIV/ AIDS prevention. Caritas delivers its HIV/AIDS programmes in line with Church Teaching and we will consider, in close consultation with the Holy See, whether there are implications for our work in these reported comments of Pope Benedict."
Caritas Internationalis is the confederation of 165 national Catholic aid agencies. Its members provide HIV programming in more than 100 countries.