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Vatican critical of condom machine in Rome school

5 years ago March 11, 2010 Mar 11, 2010 Thursday, March 11 2010 Thursday, March 11, 2010 7:29:09 PM CST in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

The Vatican condemned the decision of a high school in Rome to install condom machines, charging the move will encourage young people to have sex.  The Mayor of Rome says it sends the wrong message. Despite the firestorm, Keplero high school vowed to go ahead in an effort to stop the spread of HIV and curb teen pregnancy. Cardinal Agostino Vallini, the pope's vicar for Rome, says the decision trivialized sex. The Vatican opposes artificial contraception and Catholic teaching views sex as a means for procreation within marriage. Schools in other European nations have installed the condom vending machines.

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