Could this be part of why the Vatican promotes policies in Africa and around the world that kill people?

The Belgian Primate, André-Joseph Léonard, has again courted controversy. In a new book the Belgian Archbishop says that the disease AIDS is “a form of justice”.


The Archbishop who is seen as a conservative does not pull his punches. Speaking about AIDS he says that this is a kind “immanent justice”.

He compares AIDS with environmental challenges and points to man’s responsibility for global warming.

And we respect religious leaders…why, again?

PZ Myers adds:

I note that the archbishop is probably mortal, and appears to be aging. If he someday suffers miserably from a prostate cancer that is ripping his guts apart, I hope he finds comfort in it as a kind of “immanent justice”. If he should suffer a massive stroke and his brain should bleed and fail, I hope he has a last moment of awareness to appreciate the “immanent justice” of his fate. I hope that if one day he is crossing the street and suddenly finds a bus roaring implacably in his direction, that the destination on the bus’s sign reads “Immanent Justice”.