The Truth about Aids, Africa and the Pope: "In fact, without the Catholic Church the situation might be much worse. The AIDS disaster in Africa weighed heavily on the Pope. Ten years ago he appealed to “the world’s scientists and political leaders, moved by the love and respect due to every human person, to use every means available in order to put an end to this scourge”. And Catholics have responded.
About 27 per cent of health care for HIV/AIDS victims is provided by Church organisations and Catholic NGOs...They form a vast network of clinics which reach the poorest, most remote and most neglected people in Africa...statistics suggest that the true story may be quite the opposite to the tune sung by the media: that Catholic observance may, in fact, be the best prophylactic. A great assumption is that condoms are essential for preventing AIDS in Africa. Research shows otherwise, and quite the opposite... READ MORE BY CLICKING THIS LINK