While on a trip to Africa, the pope made news by saying that condom distribution doesn’t help the HIV problem, but in fact worsens it.
Pope Benedict XVI travels to the continent as the Catholic population there grows — one-fifth of people in Africa are Catholic.
Father Patrick Ryan, the vice president for University Mission and Ministry at Fordham University, spent 26 years working as a teacher and academic administrator in West Africa and joins Martin Savidge to discuss the effectiveness of abstinence in battling HIV, Africa’s growing Catholic population and significance of the pope’s trip.
For more on the AIDS crisis in Africa, see the Worldfocus signature story: AIDS ravages 1,000 people per day in South Africa.
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