Congressmen Support a Motion to Condemn Benedict XVI´s Statements Made in Africa

Country: Spain

Date of incident: April 30, 2009

The Catalonia Green Initiative (ICV), a left political fraction in the Spanish Congress, presented a motion to condemn Pope Benedict Statements made in Africa regarding HIV and the use of preservatives. The motion which was led by Joan Herrera and received the support of two members of the Popular Party (PP), Ana Pastor and Celia Villalobos.

The motion sought to condemn publicly Pope Benedicto XVI´s declarations, and included an official letter of complaint signed by the Government of Spain to be sent to the Holy See, and was finally indefinitely adjourned. Sources:  (page 16)