By Catholic News Service
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Catholic Church's contribution to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and offering care of those hit by the pandemic is slowly being recognized on the world stage, said Caritas Internationalis' special adviser on HIV/AIDS.
U.S. Father Robert Vitillo told Catholic News Service June 6 that there is, however, still a widespread perception in some circles that the church "is somehow an obstacle to HIV/AIDS education and care."
"Sometimes the church is too humble in talking about the services we sponsor, and I think that's why for many," especially within the media, "they think the church only says 'No' to condoms" and does nothing constructive in the fight against HIV, he said.
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