He’s brought a Holocaust-denying bishop back from excommunication, he’s blamed gay people for climate change, and now Josef Ratzinger says that condoms are part of the problem in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa:
Benedict had never directly addressed condom use. He has said that the Roman Catholic Church is in the forefront of the battle against Aids. The Vatican encourages sexual abstinence to fight the spread of the disease.
“You can’t resolve it with the distribution of condoms,” the Pope told reporters aboard the Alitalia plane headed to Yaounde, Cameroon, where he will begin a seven-day pilgrimage on the continent. “On the contrary, it increases the problem.“
Anyone keeping tabs on numbers self-identifying as Catholic in the developed world? I mean how can anyone really give this man or the institution he leads the time of day, after such arrogance/ignorance?