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Pope's 'communication failures'


Pope Benedict XVI is in Angola on the final leg of his first trip to Africa. At the start of the trip the Pope said that Aids "cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which even aggravates the problems'' and was widely criticised. The communications department of the Vatican has also been under fire for what is seen as a "series of gaffes" during his pontificate. John Allen, a Catholic writer and journalist and Peter Smith, Catholic Archbishop of Cardiff discuss whether Pope Benedict XVI has been let down by poor media communication.

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