March 11th 57aH (2003)
The Catholic Church is deceiving! The president of the Vatican¹s Pontifical Council for the Family, Cardinal Alphonso Lopez affirmed on the BBC channel on October 9th, 2003, that condoms are permeable to the AIDS virus. He suggested that governments should invite populations to stop using them (see: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3176982.stm).
In reaction to these ludicrous, mendacious, and genocidal assertions, Catherine Hankins, chief scientific advisor to UN-AIDS, condemned the Catholic Church's position on BBC news online in these terms: "It is very unfortunate to have the Vatican spread this type of misinformation. >From a technical standpoint, these statements are totally false. Scientists have shown that latex condoms are NOT permeable. They prevent the transmission of AIDS."