Brazil and Vatican Clash on Condom and Singer Daniela Mercury

The Vatican recently announced it would not permit Brazilian pop singer, Daniela Mercury, to perform in a special Christmas presentation in Italy because she is an advocate of the use of condoms.

Now, Brazil’s Minister of Health, Saraiva Felipe, and the Minister-Head of the Special Secretariat for Women Policies, Nilcéa Freire, have come out publicly in favor of the presence of Daniela Mercury in the show.

Minister Felipe declared that the opposition to condoms "comes from isolated sectors" of the Catholic Church.

Minister Freire said that campaigns stimulating the use of condoms were an obligation of the government.

"The government has to furnish people with information and the means to protect themselves from AIDS/HIV. People’s religious beliefs are a personal matter," she said.

"Maybe the Vatican does not want Daniela Mercury in their show, but we certainly want her to continue participating in our AIDS/HIV campaigns here in Brazil by getting people to use condoms."

Agência Brasil

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Lobini, Brazil’s Answer to Fancy Sports Car, on the Road to the US

Brazil has gone back to producing sports cars. Last weekend, Lobini Automóveis, car factory ...

Any Brazilian Now Can Take Cases of Torture Directly to the UN

In the past, a formal complaint to the UN Committee on Torture could only ...

Brazil Gets Lowest Inflow of Dollars Since 2008

Brazil started the year with US$ 84 million greater outflow than inflow of dollars ...

Another Brazilian Dies from Yellow Fever and Foreigners Are Told to Get Vaccine

Foreign travelers to Brazil who intend to visit rural and forested areas are being ...

Lula and Chavez Celebrate in Caracas Brazil Senate’s Vote for Venezuela

In a divided vote, Brazil's Senate foreign relations committee approved this Thursday, October 29, ...

Brazil: Americas’ Largest Off Road Rally Will Have 23 Foreigners

The 15th edition of Rally dos Sertões (the Brazilian backlands), scheduled to begin on ...

Robin Sparks in Brazil

I’m Having Fun Trying to Be a Brazilian

I’d been to every country on my list except for one, Brazil. The Brazil ...