Adriano Sofri, La Repubblica (in Italian) | March 20, 2009
Half of the world has condemned the Pope's words on his African trip stating that condoms not only fail to resolve the AIDS problem but aggravate it. ++ This goes beyond the classical position of the church. ++ By proclaiming that condoms increase the AIDS problem the Pope is sabotaging the efforts of several professionals and volunteers to remedy the calamity towards sexual education and distribution of condoms. ++ AIDS is ravaging Africa and such a statement, even if pronounced by the Pope, is inadmissible.