Pope's Against the use of condom, criticism Begins
Pope on his tour of black continent making Blind remark, even after knowing that millions of peple are dying just beacuse of unsafe sex, and condom is saving millions fron the varous STD.
In his satement he said that money and free distribution of condome alone cannot solve the problem.It is true, that condom alone cannot cap this problem, but the it is going to hurt the campaigners who are fighting day and night just make it popular among the unaeare masses in Africa and other part of the world.
The authority of pope is unchallenged but the resposibility attached to the popehood make them accoutable to the millions of suffering masses. If they do not underdent this in time, then this popehood will soon vanish....without any mourning.
Several EU states have criticised Pope Benedict for saying that the use of condoms could endanger public health and increase the problem of HIV/Aids.
The Pope argued that distribution of condoms aggravated the problem, rather than helping to contain the virus, as he began a visit to Africa this week.
France's foreign ministry said condoms were fundamental to prevention.German ministers said it was irresponsible to withhold family planning from the poorest of the poor.
The Roman Catholic Church believes marital fidelity and sexual abstinence are the best way to prevent the spread of HIV.Some 22 million people are infected with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, according to UN figures for 2007. This amounts to about two-thirds of the global total.
French foreign ministry spokesman Eric Chevallier said: "While it is not up to us to pass judgment on Church doctrine, we consider that such comments are a threat to public health policies and the duty to protect human life."
"Condoms save lives, in Europe as well as on other continents.
"There is an enormous stigma surrounding the subject of Aids and Aids sufferers face serious discrimination," he added.
"The Pope is making matters worse."
On his way to Cameroon, the Pope said 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".
The solution lay, he said, in a "spiritual and human awakening" and "friendship for those who suffer".
Campaigners say condoms are one of the few methods proven to stop the spread of HIV.
"In the context of globalisation with which we are all familiar, the Church takes a particular interest in those who are most deprived," he said.
He said it was the duty of Christians to help to build "a more just world where everyone can live with dignity", the Associated Press reported.
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