Wednesday 18 January 2017

Missionaries have done enough damage

Published 30/07/2011 | 05:00

JIM Friel suggests (Letters, July 28) that the bishops and priests who work in the Vatican should be sent on missionary duty to the third world.

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I strongly disagree. What have the poor of sub-Saharan Africa done to make them deserve such a punishment?

"Missionaries" have done enough damage in the third world, continuing for instance to persuade the poorest of the poor that limiting family size will result in eternal damnation and thus helping to perpetuate poverty and starvation.

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