“Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has affirmed that the Holy Father was indeed speaking of ‘condoms and contraceptives’ when on the flight back from Mexico, Pope Francis said couples could rightly ‘avoid pregnancy’ in the wake of the Zika virus scare.
Fr. Lombardi told Vatican Radio today, ‘The contraceptive or condom, in particular cases of emergency or gravity, could be the object of discernment in a serious case of conscience. This is what the Pope said.’”