According to a story in the International Herald Tribune, Catholics are challenging the church’s prohibition on condoms.
John Paul said that the focus of his papacy was the poor, the outcast, the sick – urging the world, just this past February, “to use every means available to put an end to this scourge” of AIDS.
But because of his no-condoms policy, AIDS activists will remember him as a man who did not live up to this message.
The Catholic Church’s prohibition might be seen as genocidal in sub-Saharan Africa, where 26.6 million people are infected. Nearly 90 million could be infected within the next 20 years.