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Theologian ‘saddened’ by Papal decisions on contraception

AIDS, condoms and contraception are a concern even for “superstar” Catholic theologian Hans Kung.

One of the architects of the second Vatican council and also the first major Catholic theologian to attack the concept of papal infallibility, Kung said in an interview this week with euronews:

The Pope is without any doubt a figure who embodies hope in the fight against corrupt dictators and regimes, and this is why I am saddened. The Pope didn’t seize the opportunity to tell people reasonable family planning and sensible contraception is justified.

The interview deserves close attention and we will come back to it, later.

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April 9, 2009 Posted by | Pope Benedict XVI, Religion | , , , , | Comments Off on Theologian ‘saddened’ by Papal decisions on contraception