Pope Benedict XVI has declared that condom use not only doesn’t slow down the spread of HIV/AIDS, but actually makes the pandemic worse.via Global Grind
“You can’t resolve [AIDS] with the distribution of condoms,” the pope told reporters on Tuesday aboard a plane headed to Cameroon, Africa, a continent ravaged by AIDS. “On the contrary, it increases the problem. [AIDS] is a tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone, that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which even aggravates the problems.”
According to the New York Times, Benedict has never addressed condom use. Predecessor Pope John Paul II often proclaimed abstinence, not condoms, would prevent the deadly spread of AIDS.
The Roman Catholic Church rejects the use of condoms based on its teachings against artificial contraception.