Pope Benedict XVI touched down in Yaoundé, Cameroon, yesterday for his first trip to Africa as Pope.
Thousands are supposed to be attending the open air masses which will be led by the Pope.
He will also be visiting Angola during his seven day visit in this continent which is becoming the world's fastest growing Roman Catholic region.
Whilst in these contries, the Pope will be highlighting the issues of HIV / Aids and the squander of revenues from natural resources due to corruption.
He highlighted that handing out condoms is not the answer in the combat of HIV / Aids but rather marital fidelity and sexual abstinence as key.
In a continent where HIV / Aids is rampant, is proclaiming marital fidelity & sexual abstinence alone enough or should we be doing more like highlighting the use (the need) of condoms and the danger of multiple partners??? HIV / Aids is still being seen as a "mystery" illness, shouldn't this topic therefore stop being a "taboo" in our society and start being a "reality" since as so many people are dying from it?
In my opinion, knowledge is the key. The public in this societies need to be fed this knowledge in order to protect themselves. What are your opinions? Please leave your comments.
Courtesy of http://www.bbc.co.uk/