From ........... THE HUMAN QUEST

Nov. - Dec. 1996

page 22

Burning Condoms

Kenya's top Roman Catholic church official burned condoms and safe sex literature in Nairobi in a ceremony organized by a group opposed to contraception and sex education.

About 250 people watched as Cardinal Maurice Otunga and two gynecologists prayed and sang before setting fire to several boxes of condoms and 100 copies of pamphlets promoting safe sex.

The World Health Organization estimates that 1 million of Kenya's 26 million people are infected with HIV, which can develop into fullblown AIDS. [ENI]