In comments that have been reported widely, Ratzinger, on his way to Camaroon, said that HIV/AIDS
was a tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone, that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which can even increase the problem.That's a flat out lie, see here, here, the FDA, the Center for Disease Control, and how about the UNAIDS Position Statement on Condoms and HIV Prevention, July 2004, which says in part:
The male latex condom is the single, most efficient, available technology to reduce the sexual transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.If he had stopped at "was a tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone, that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms", then he would have been on safer ground. HIV/AIDS cannot be overcome by money alone, nor through the distribution of condoms alone. HIV/AIDS needs a multidisciplined approach that includes education, treatment and prevention. But Ratzinger couldn't resist the opportunity to lie.
He's supposed to be a 'fisher of men'. What kind of catch do you get with bait like that?
Never forget these people want to control female reproductive rights.