Bruni Blasts Pope Over Condom Stance

French first lady says church's teachings should 'evolve'
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2009 6:03 AM CDT
Bruni Blasts Pope Over Condom Stance
Carla Bruni puts her hand on the neck of her husband, French president Nicolas Sarkozy, during arrivals at the Kurhaus in Baden-Baden, Germany on Friday April 3, 2009.   (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Carla Bruni laid into the pope in a recent interview, saying his opposition to condoms left her feeling "profoundly secular," the Telegraph reports. The French first lady, who has campaigned against the spread of AIDS in Africa, said the disconnect between religious charities and the Vatican is frustrating. "In Africa it's often church people who look after sick people," she said.
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