African bishop defies Vatican on condoms


Freedom Park is just one of a half-dozen squatter camps that are home to 100,000 people near South Africa's border with Botswana. They sit in the shadow of platinum mines, which rely on migrant labour. The men come for contracts of a year or two, and leave their families at home. In the wake of the miners come the women, fleeing poverty. It's the ideal environment for the spread of HIV. There are so many women here with stories of pain. The local bishop Kevin Dowling heard them, and he did what he knew was the right thing: distributed condoms - Stephanie Nolen

African bishop defies Vatican on condoms