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PHILIPPINES: Archbishop: Don't Hand Out Condoms




 

United Press International (02.13.12) - Tuesday, February

A Roman Catholic archbishop has asked the Philippines Department of Health not to hand out condoms to couples on Valentine's Day, as it did last year. "The Church is against the distribution of condoms ... because we know how the use of contraceptives affects the morality of our people and our society in general," Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo said Friday. The key to a society without HIV/AIDS, he said, is "abstinence, fidelity to one's spouse, and obedience to God's will."



 


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