Publisher yanks book implying Vatican OKs condoms

2011-04-13 07:16

Vatican City – An Italian publisher has yanked copies of a book on Catholic Church teaching after a translation error implied the Vatican approved of contraception.

The book, YouCat, a Catholic catechism book for young people, is to be presented officially at a Vatican press conference today.

The Reverend Joseph Fessio, the book’s English-language publisher, said yesterday that YouCat’s Italian publisher Nuova Citta had pulled the Italian copies to fix the error.

It’s the second time in a year that translation problems have muddied church teaching on contraception.

In November, the Vatican’s own publishing house mistranslated the pope’s comments about condoms and Aids as implying that condom use for prostitutes was justified in some cases.

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