YAOUNDE, Cameroon -- Pope Benedict XVI said condoms are not the answer to the AIDS epidemic in Africa and can make the problem worse, setting off criticism Tuesday as he began a weeklong trip to the continent where some 22 million people are living with HIV.
Benedict's first statement on an issue that has divided even Catholic clergy working with AIDS patients came hours before he arrived in Cameroon's capital - greeted by thousands of flag-waving faithful who stood shoulder-to-shoulder in red dirt fields and jammed downtown streets for a glimpse of the pontiff's motorcade.
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What kind of logic does Pope Ratzi have? How can he come up with that kind of thinking?
Well I guess he didn't even think about it. He just follows what religious dogma tells him. Maybe the Pope is not aware of what kind of reality Africans face. They need condoms to protect themselves from diseases and AIDS. Condoms also help control their population. Big population means big problems. This only shows that Pope Ratzi (or the Roman Catholic Church in general) give more importance on religious doctrines/dogmas rather than the lives of the people or in this case the lives of Africans.
What kind of a leader is that?