Africa is fighting a losing battle against the spread of the HIV virus and Aids.
Common sense would suggest that protective contraception would immediately help to stop the spread of the pandemic, which is ravaging the continent.
However, according to Pope Benedict XVI, who is on his first papal visit to Africa: "You can't resolve it with the distribution of condoms" He added: "On the contrary, it increases the problem"
According to the Pope, encouraging sexual abstinence is the best way to fight any further spread of the disease.
While technically he may be correct, he may as well try telling the sun to stop shining!
Sometimes, it is advisable to take a dose of the reality pill before making such ridiculous statements!!