February 27, 2013
An African Pope Won’t Change the Vatican’s Views on Condoms and AIDS

Even if the next pontiff were chosen from Ghana or Nigeria it’s extremely unlikely that he would be a progressive, of course. The arch-conservative German-born Benedict has appointed a majority of the cardinals who will elect his successor sometime in March at the papal conclave. It is also highly likely that even an African pope would continue Benedict XVI’s and the Vatican City’s refusal to encourage condom use in the fight against HIV/AIDS. This policy has had serious, long-lasting consequences across the global south—especially Africa.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

An African Pope Won’t Change the Vatican’s Views on Condoms and AIDS

Even if the next pontiff were chosen from Ghana or Nigeria it’s extremely unlikely that he would be a progressive, of course. The arch-conservative German-born Benedict has appointed a majority of the cardinals who will elect his successor sometime in March at the papal conclave. It is also highly likely that even an African pope would continue Benedict XVI’s and the Vatican City’s refusal to encourage condom use in the fight against HIV/AIDS. This policy has had serious, long-lasting consequences across the global south—especially Africa.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

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