The pope’s advisors should do more to protect him from controversy, says the British archbishop of Cardiff, Peter Smith. He said the recent rows over the pope’s remarks on condoms when issued as an HIV/AIDS preventative, showed how the pontiff’s message was being misunderstood:
One of the difficulties we all have as bishops is to put the message of the gospel across in language which ordinary people will understand. We tend to be using rather theological language and this applies also to the pope, because he is at heart an academic. He has been in the academic life for donkey’s years and I think sometimes he may assume a little too much on the part of his hearers.” 
During his recent visit to Africa, Pope Benedict XVI condemned the “condom mentality”.
I guess that’s too darned theological for my layman’s brain.
 “Archbishop attacks pope’s advisers” Guardian, March 22nd 2009
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