Once again the superstitious, medieval mindset of the Catholic Church is endangering the lives of countless people in Africa (BBC News).
The solution to the problem of HIV/Aids lies in a “spiritual and human awakening” and “friendship for those who suffer” according to the Pope.
EU leaders do not agree. Dutch Development Minister Bert Koenders said it was
“extremely harmful and very serious” that the Pope was “forbidding people from protecting themselves”.
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.”
Personally, I think it’s time that world leaders acted instead of talking. The Pope and the Catholic Church should be hauled before the International Criminal Court and charged with crimes against humanity.