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Originally posted by OptimusSubprime
reply to post by SilentKoala
To me, he is just another global elitist.
What I'd like to know is where is the frenzy about the latest research being done to cure AIDS
The last two times the pope discussed preventing HIV, he caused enormous controversy. In March 2009, on a previous trip to Africa, he acknowledged the HIV crisis, but claimed that condoms aggravated the problem. In fact, he said, condom use "increases the problem". The pope quickly found that few Catholics and even fewer medical professionals agreed with his stance. Several bishops in Africa, especially Bishop Kevin Dowling of Rustenburg in South Africa, have been outspoken in their support of the use of condoms. Anecdotal evidence also suggests that many people who work with Catholic relief agencies distribute condoms to those at risk of infection.
For the Catholic hierarchy to deny the role that condoms play in preventing the further spread of HIV is irresponsible and dangerous. Not only that, the Catholic hierarchy has lobbied governments in the global north against the inclusion of funding for condoms in development aid programs. The result is to deny the poorest of the poor in the global south the chance of protecting themselves by using condoms.
Who gives a crap about the new pope
Originally posted by SecretKnowledge
well to me he is the head of the biggest criminal organization in the world,
i.e. he is the head of the biggest paedophelia group in the world
and when a priest was caught they just moved them to a different diocese
they were'nt sacked. so this indicates organization
Who gives a crap about the new pope?