S Africa eyes Vatican reform on condom policy

Catholic church's policy on contraception strictly forbids use of artificial birth control.

    For Catholics in Africa, their church's policy on contraception can be a matter of life and death. It strictly forbids the use of artificial birth control.

    But condoms are the most effective means of preventing the spread of HIV and AIDS. There are more than 20 million people living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa.

    So health workers are hoping the next Pope will relax restrictions.

    Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Johannesburg.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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