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En route to Africa, Pope Benedict XVI says condoms will not sol...

There are 2 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Mar 17, 2009, titled En route to Africa, Pope Benedict XVI says condoms will not sol.... In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Pope Benedict XVI said on his way to Africa Tuesday that condoms were not the answer in the continent's fight against HIV, his first explicit statement on an issue that has divided even clergy working with AIDS ...

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Groton, CT

#1 Mar 18, 2009
This shouldn't surprise anyone. The Pope and Catholic church allowed their priests to molest children then protected the molesters. It supports its Bishops who deny that the Holocaust occured. It regularly supports anti-women, anti-gay and anti-Muslims. Now it wants to frighten Africans away from using condoms in the most AIDS-ridden corner of the world? Don't say his solution is abstinence because he has never shown that he can successfully promote that side of his argument...and he is willing to watch others die and suffer in the process.

Omaha, NE

#2 Mar 18, 2009
Condoms are widely available in the US (as they have been in Africa) for quite some time.

I'm not aware that their availability has eliminated unwanted pregnancies (their primary purpose)nor STD's.

Please explain why their availability in Africa will lead to a different result.

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