The Pope....yep the Pope is an asshole, among many other things. Gotta love a man that thinks his faith can stop AIDS
While in Africa he had this to say... from Reuters [link]
"It (AIDS) cannot be overcome by the distribution of condoms. On the contrary, they increase the problem," he said in response to a question about the Church's widely contested position against the use of condoms.
So teaching people that using a condom will help protect you from disease and a possible death sentence (in places like Africa) will only help spread AIDS/HIV even further.
Some stats on Africa....
The disease has killed more than 25 million people since the early 1980s, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, and some 22.5 million Africans are living with HIV.
..and of course the third world countries with the highest HIV/AIDS infections are also mainly Catholic, India being the exception, Africa and Haiti being the point.
Hey asshole in the funny hat, I have something for you
Tá grá i mo chroí go deo
The love in my heart is forever