The move comes weeks after a grand jury in Pennsylvania concluded that hundreds of priests sexually abused some 1,000 children in a longstanding child-rape cover up. Pope Francis said it was unconscionable that children were exposed to the unprotected genitals of priests, and that unprotected sodomy should never happen again.
|Pope Francis waves off allegations he isn't protecting kids from exposure to priests' genitalia. Photo: Long Thiên|
High-ranking Vatican officials, however, told TheYellowDailyNews in exclusive interviews that the Pope was going too far, and that demanding priests wear condoms is a fundamental alteration of longstanding Catholic Church protocol that should not be tolerated.
"First he promised to reduce child-rape by 10 percent and now he wants priests to wear rubbers when raping children. This is unconscionable," a well-placed cardinal, requesting anonymity, told TheYellowDailyNews in an exclusive interview. "What's next? Is Pope Francis going to declare the confessional off-limits to child rape?"
Shares of Church & Dwight Company, the maker of the popular Trojan condom, soared in after-hours trading on the New York Stock Exchange.