April 8, 1995 in Nation/World

Vatican Decries Condom Machines

Compiled From Wire Services

The Vatican has assailed the city of Milan’s decision to authorize condom sales in vending machines, calling it “moral blindness.”

A motion approved Thursday night by the City Council said condoms, available in pharmacies and supermarkets, could also be sold in vending machines in bars, discos, the public university and other places where young people gather.

The motion, supported by most members of the dominant Northern League and several leftist parties, was presented as an AIDSprevention tool.

But the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano said some city officials seem most concerned with helping “facilitate the depravation of youth.”

Get stories like this in a free daily email

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus