Pope Benedict condones condom use in some cases

Pope Benedict XVI prays as he leads a mass to celebrate the end of the Synod of the Bishops in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican October 26, 2008. The Pope gives the example of the use of condoms by prostitutes as "a first step towards moralisation". PHOTO/ FILE

Pope Benedict XVI has said the use of condoms is acceptable "in certain cases", according to a new book.

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