Shop to give out 'Pope condoms'

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A Dutch sex shop is giving away 2,000 "Pope condoms" this weekend in a dig at the Roman Catholic Church. De Condoomfabriek (The Condom Factory) said it wanted to make a point about sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies and the Vatican's opposition to contraceptives.

The condom wrapper carries the image – with the words "I said No! We say Yes!" – of Pope Benedict XVI.

The suggestion of a "Pope condom" caused a diplomatic row last month when Britain's Foreign Office apologised for a memo suggesting the Pope launch a papal-branded condom on his UK visit.