Pope Benedict XVI poses with his new book "Light of the World: The Pope, the Church, and the Sign of the Times" at the Vatican

 
Pope Benedict XVI poses with his new book "Light of the World: The Pope, the Church, and the Sign of the Times" at the Vatican
Pope Benedict XVI poses with his new book "Light of the World: The Pope, the Church, and the Sign of the Times" at the Vatican November 23, 2010. Pope Benedict's landmark acknowledgement that the use of condoms is sometimes morally justifiable to stop AIDS is valid not only for gay male prostitutes but for heterosexuals and transsexsuals too, the Vatican said on Tuesday. The clarification, the latest step in what is already seen as a significant shift in the Catholic Church policy, came at a news conference presenting the pope's new book. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION MEDIA)