Pope Benedict XVI goes to Africa and speaks about the value of women, the need for their emancipation, and the importance of achieving equality between men and women. Holy Father, wouldn’t it be more important that the Church started taking action instead of theorizing? There are many missions and laymen running foundations that help women restore their dignity within a society that keeps neglecting them. They lack the funds to build houses and create job opportunities. If, as you have rightly said, on November 13, charity is compulsory, could the Church donate some of its many treasures to help improving so many wretched lives? Moreover, I agree with you, Holy Father, that AIDS sufferers have the right to be respected and receive cures especially in Africa, where the disease is most widely spread. So why not taking into consideration again measures of prevention and protection?
--Franca Sozzani took to Vogue Italia's website to vent her frustration about the Pope, Italy's government and, a little strangely, sexting.