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The Pope blesses those gathered at this morning's general audience (AP)

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Nigerian women wait for antiretroviral treatment outside a clinic at a Catholic hospital (CNS photo)

Catholic charities, of course, provide 25 per cent of all HIV treatment

This painting of St Maria Goretti hangs at the shrine where she is buried in Nettuno, Italy (CNS photo)

She could join Terrence Higgins as a figurehead for those who are trying to eradicate HIV/Aids

Fr Michael Shea with the first five children he cared for. The eldest is now training to be a lawyer, another is at college and the younger three are at school

Madeleine Teahan talks to Fr Michael Shea, a straight-talking American priest caring for the children of Aids sufferers in Thailand

Pope says prayer for sufferers is his prayer intention for July

Benedict XVI takes part in a convention of Rome parishes at the St John Lateran last night (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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People light candles to mark World Aids Day in Kathmandu, Nepal (CNS Photo/Navesh Chitrakar)

Western governments are refusing to accept that condoms are ineffective in curbing the disease, according to Catholic Truth Society report

Move follows the Pope’s comments about condoms in Light of the World

Mgr Jean-Marie Mpendawatu, undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry, right, with Fr Federico Lombardi (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issues note entitled “On the trivialisation of sexuality”