Professor Stanisław Grygiel, 83, a Polish moral philosopher and close friend of John Paul II, recalled during a book presentation in Rome (March 7) a meeting with the late pope. A priest was also present who claimed that it was "too difficult" to live without condoms and contraception.
John Paul II replied, that neither he nor Paul VI had invented the doctrine contained in Humanae Vitae, “I cannot change it. No one can change it, no one. Not even the Church.”
Grygiel was brought to Rome by John Paul II. He taught at the Roman Institute for Marriage and Family that was killed by Pope Francis in September 2017.