Will the Pope's condom comments change the Catholic Church?
Pope Benedict XVI is reported to have said the use of condoms is acceptable "in certain cases". What is your reaction to this statement?
In a book due to be published on Tuesday, he said they could reduce the risk of infection with HIV, such as for a prostitute.
Until now, the Vatican had banned the use of any form of contraception - other than abstinence - even to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
This has led to the Vatican being criticised for its position in the context of the Aids crisis.
What impact will these comments have? Should the Church move away from its hardline stance on contraception? Are you Catholic? If so, what do you make of these comments?
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