I'm wondering if anyone can find a direct quote from the new Pope on condom use for disease prevention? I've come to think more recently that condom use might be acceptable in a VERY limited context: it might not be additionally sinful, if having sex outside of marriage, to wear a condom for the purposes of disease prevention. The sin is the premarital sex, not the condom, and failing to wear a condom might even be additionally sinful. Sex ouside of marriage is always sinful.
Some Bishops and Cardinals have supported such a view, and I haven't found anything to the contrary in the Catechism or Humane Vitae. In both documents the subject is the use of contraception (to prevent conception). Even when the refernce applies more apparetly to condoms, it is always within a marital context, be it from the heading of the chapter or the contents within.
In either case, there are conflicting reports of Pope Francis' view on this when he was a cardinal: "the Guardian reports that, despite his many conservative stances (and possible war crimes), Pope Francis believes condoms "can be permissible" to prevent the passage of infection."
But other sources suggest the opposite.
There was an article on this uncertainty recently: abcnews.go.com
I've googled for a direct quote, but can't find anything, probably because most of the info is in Spanish.
Anyone have any quotes?