All our lives we’ve been told the Catholic Church is against condom use.

Now the Pope has reversed course saying it’s better for people to use condoms than to put someone’s life in danger.

In a book released today, Pope Benedict XVI said condom use by people such as male prostitutes was a lesser evil because it showed they were trying to protect partners from infection.

A Vatican spokesperson said the Pope’s remarks weren’t limited to men.

The Vatican had long been criticized for its anti-condom stance, especially in Africa where AIDS is rampant.

So what do you think about the Vatican’s change of heart? Do you think it’s a step in the right direction?  Too little, too late?

Step Inside the Box and let us know what you think.